The PPHO report, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, and posted online at 9:34pm, reported four new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals but no new infections among non-Sandbox arrivals from abroad.
The report also marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 83. Of those, 63 deaths have occurred since Sept 4. Eight of those deaths have been since Saturday (Oct 2).
Meanwhile, the 175 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 1,276, as follows:
- Sept 29 - 195 new cases
- Sept 30 - 188 new cases
- Oct 1 - 182 new cases
- Oct 2 - 180 new cases
- Oct 3 - 179 new cases
- Oct 4 - 177 new cases
- Oct 5 - 175 new cases
The current total of 12,009 people infected in Phuket since Apr 3 does not include 10 infected with COVID-19 in other provinces and 28 returning from other countries and testing positive.
The current Phuket tally also does not include 42 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy, or the 133 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1.
According to the PPHO COVID situation report for yesterday, 4,033 people were under medical care or supervision, a decrease of 409 from the 4,442 reported the day before.
The report also marked 8,138 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 588 more than the 7,550 reported yesterday.
The report recorded 83 people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), but the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island decreased by 41, from 2,362 to 2,321.
The report did not confirm how many people who tested positive by ATKs were confirmed infected by RT-PCR tests or how many people had been released from ATK detention at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ and allowed to go home.
The PPHO daily COVID situation report also marked that Phuket currently has in total 6,360 beds available for COVID patients (zero change since Sept 30).
The total number of hospital beds actually occupied by COVID patients in Phuket decreased by 173, from 4,166 to 3,993 ‒ with the 3,993 beds occupied representing 62.78% of the total number of hospital beds designated for COVID patients.
Meanwhile, the number of hospital beds reported as remaining available increased by 315, from 2,052 to 2,367 ‒ with the 2,367 beds available representing 37.22% of the total number of beds designated for COVID patients.
The report marked that of the COVID patients in care only 35 were designated as ‘Red patients’ (zero change since Sept 15 report), 379 were designated ‘Yellow’ patients (zero change since Sept 30), and 279 were designated as ‘Green’ patients (-3 from yesterday).
The PPHO no longer issues an updated map showing the locations of COVID infections across the island. The most recent map was posted publicly on Sept 16. It was dated Sept 15 but marked as accurate as of 6pm on Sept 14, and was the first daily report to mark five COVID deaths on the one day.