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Phuket marks 152 new COVID cases, two more deaths

Phuket marks 152 new COVID cases, two more deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 152 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Apr 14), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 49,793.

By The Phuket News

Friday 15 April 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO daily report for Apr 14, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 9:19pm.

The report marked five infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 14 new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report marked two new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported for April to 11 and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 104.

Officials marked 56 COVID deaths in March, 27 in February and 10 in January. Previously Phuket officials recorded six COVID deaths in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.

The PPHO later (at 4:00pm, Apr 17) posted details of the two deaths reported for Apr 14, as follows:

1) Case 37662, male, 68 years old (priest, Group 608*), diagnosed with COVID-19 with pneumonia, already suffered from hypertension, heart disease, renal failure, diabetes, not vaccinated for COVID-1, was a high risk contact who tested positive by ATK

2) Case 40724, female, 77 years old (Group 608*), diagnosed with COVID-19 with pneumonia, Acute ontop [sic] ESRD [end-stage renal disease] with uremia [blood in the urine]; already suffered from hypertension, abnormal blood lipids, kidney failure, gout, not vaccinated for COVID-19, risk history “unknown”

Meanwhile, the 152 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 1,233, as follows:

  • Apr 8 - 191 new cases
  • Apr 9 - 201 new cases
  • Apr 10 - 189 new cases
  • Apr 11 - 178 new cases
  • Apr 12 - 165 new cases
  • Apr 13 - 157 new cases
  • Apr 14 - 152 new cases

The report marked three people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket since Jan 1, as well as eight returning from other countries and testing positive, and zero COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home”.

The report also marked 6,324 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 2,571 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Jan 1.

According to the report for Apr 14, there are 1,618 people under medical care or supervision, 131 fewer than the 1,749 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 300 people discharged from medical care for COVID infection yesterday ‒ but did not give a total for the number of patients released from medical care since Jan 1.

The report recorded 169 people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kit (ATK), while the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island decreased from 27 to 25.

According to the report for Apr 14, there are 17 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 155 ‘Yellow’ patients (+4) and 11 ‘Green’ patients (-1) in care.

A further 67 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (+4), and 25 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-2).

The report also marked that of 1,448 hospital beds in total available (-31), 275 were occupied (+9).

* ‘Group 608’ has become Phuket officials’ preferred term for higher at-risk patients, comprising people over 60 years old along with those suffering from any of the seven recognised medical conditions that place patients at higher risk of developing serious signs of infection, plus women more than 12 weeks pregnant.

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