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Phuket marks 17 new COVID cases, one death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 17 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (June 20), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 53,292.

By The Phuket News

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO daily report for June 20, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 8:48pm.

The report marked no new infections among any arrivals from overseas, as under the new entry measures introduced on May 1, international arrivals are no longer tested for COVID-19 on arrival.

The report marked one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the number of COVID deaths for June to two and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 120.

Officials marked five COVID deaths in May, 20 in April, 56 in March, 27 in February and 10 in January.

The PPHO later (at 8:31pm, June 20) posted details of the death reported for June 20, as follows:

1) Case 43953, female, 50 years old (Group 608*), Final diagnosis: COVID-19 pneumonia with CA ovary stage 3C with pleural effusion; was already suffering from ovarian cancer, had received one dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (AZ 18/01/65), risk history was marked “no information”

Meanwhile, the 17 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 123, as follows:

  • June 14 - 12 new cases
  • June 15 - 9 new cases
  • June 16 - 28 new cases
  • June 17 - 22 new cases
  • June 18 - 15 new cases
  • June 19 - 20 new cases
  • June 20 - 17 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”.

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The report still marked 6,391 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 2,906 Test & Go tourists who tested positive on arrival since Jan 1.

According to the report for June 20, there are 77 people under medical care or supervision, zero change from the 77 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 20 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 163 people 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 remained at zero.

According to the report for June 20, there are 16 ‘Red’ patients (+2), 59 ‘Yellow’ patients (+3) but did not list the number of ‘Green’ patients.

Meanwhile, zero people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at any ‘hospitel’ (zero change), and zero were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change).

The report also marked that of 146 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 75 were occupied (zero change).

* ‘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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