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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 (July 2), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 53,586.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 3 July 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO daily report for July 2, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 7:36pm.

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, the second COVID death for July in as many days, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 123*.

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

The PPHO later (at 1:56pm, July 3) posted details of the death reported for July 2, as follows:

1) Case 44145, female, 85 years old (Group 608**); Final diagnosis: COVID-19 with pneumonia; already suffered from Alzheimer’s; had received two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (1st dose on 7/6/22, 2nd dose on AZ 30/8/22); risk history given as a high risk contact with a COVID-19 patient who was elderly

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 197, as follows:

  • June 26 - 15 new cases
  • June 27 - 20 new cases
  • June 28 - 48 new cases
  • June 29 - 27 new cases
  • June 30 - 36 new cases
  • July 1 - 34 new cases
  • July 2 - 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”.

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.

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According to the report for July 2, there are 185 people under medical care or supervision, one more than the 184 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 15 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 320 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 July 2, there are 16 ‘Red’ patients (-3), 115 ‘Yellow’ patients (+7) 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 188 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 131 were occupied (+5).

* The infographic posted with the July 2 report marked 124 deaths so far this year, continuing the error from the report yesterday. The PPHO report for June 30 marked 121 deaths in total so far this year while reporting no new deaths for the day, but the July 1 report jumped to 123 deaths in total while reporting only one death for the day.

** ‘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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