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Phuket marks 18 new COVID cases in a day

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) has reported 18 new confirmed COVID infections on the island for yesterday alone (July 22), and two more Sandbox arrivals testing positive for the virus.

By The Phuket News

Friday 23 July 2021, 11:08AM

According to the report, the 18 new local infections bring the total number of infections confirmed on the island since Apr 3 to 870.

As such, the 18 new cases bring the total number of new local infections on the island in the past seven days to 56, as follows:

  • July 16 - 7 new cases
  • July 17 - 11 new cases
  • July 18 - 1 new case
  • July 19 - 3 new cases
  • July 20 - 6 new cases
  • July 21 - 10 new cases
  • July 22 - 18 new cases

The two new Sandbox infections recorded yesterday bring the total number of Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for COVID-19 after landing on the island since July 1 to 21, comprising 18 who tested positive while on the island and two who tested positive on arrival.

According to the Phuket Sandbox Daily Report issued by the Tourism authority of Thailand (TAT) for yesterday, so far 9,530 people have arrived in Phuket under the Sandbox scheme.

However, the TAT report marks only 20 Sandbox arrivals testing positive for COVID after arriving.

The Sandbox Daily Report marked 172 new Sandbox arrivals landing in Phuket yesterday, on four flights: one Emirates flight, two Singapore Airlines flights and one private jet.

According to the PPHO daily report for yesterday, of the cases recognised since Apr 3, 763 have been released from hospital care while 130 patients now remain under medical care and supervision.

So far nine people have died from being infected with COVID-19 since Apr 3, the report notes.


The rise in local infections yesterday saw several large venues closed for sanitisation due to the risk of spreading COVID-19.

The Phuket Airport Office Building is closed today through Monday (July 23-26) and the Phuket City Municipality Office is closed today through Sunday so that risk areas can be sanitised.

Dive Supply Co., Ltd.

Splash Jungle Water Park in Mai Khao is also now closed.

“In order to align with the Government policy on containing COVID-19, Splash Jungle Water Park will be postponed the reopening date from Jul 24, 2021 until further notice,” the water park management said in an announcement posted earlier today.

“We apologize for any inconvenience. Keep safe and thank you for your understanding,” they added.


The PPHO daily report now uses a new format that does not include an updated map showing the locations of infections on Phuket.

The latest map issued by the PPHO marking the location of local infections on the island was issued on Monday (July 19), showing the location of infections as follows:

  • Wichit -  109 infections
  • Phuket Town - 87 (Talad Yai 51, Talad Neua 36)
  • Patong - 92
  • Rassada - 87
  • Kathu - 60
  • Chalong - 54
  • Rawai - 47
  • Cherng Talay - 45
  • Srisoonthorn - 39
  • Thepkrasattri - 38
  • Kamala - 35
  • Koh Kaew - 30
  • Karon - 30
  • Pa Khlok - 11
  • Mai Khao - 13
  • Sakhu - 10


According to a report issued this morning by the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket), as of yesterday (July 22) 404,886 people in Phuket had received at least one state-provided COVID-19 vaccination injection.

The new total represents 87% of the 466,587 target population on the island to be vaccinated, said the report.

Also according to the report, the total number of people in Phuket who had received their second vaccination injection had reached 318,583, representing 68% of the target population to be vaccinated.

The report also marked that to date 448,938 people had registered to receive a state-provided vaccination.

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Kurt | 24 July 2021 - 10:56:28

Seen yesterday on Thai tv a station in BKK with hundreds of people lining up for hours to get there vaccinated. No social distance practiced. Why were there no health authorities at that location to guide social distance the right way?  Practice in the field what you write in 'obedience training orders' at your office desks.

Kurt | 24 July 2021 - 10:39:36

Chinese researchers discovered that Covid Delta variant has 1000 times more virus particulars than the Alpha virus for which the Chinese vaccines were developed. A 3rd sinovac 'booster' will not help to contain the Delta virus spreading. It also significant that fully vaccinated people can spread the Delta virus. Let fully vaccination not give a false thinking of being fully protection.

Madeinswiss | 24 July 2021 - 01:49:16

Same Dr in Bangkok say... When they say 18people infected, you must do minimimup X 3, so maybe 54 peoples infected... More easy to say less to attract tourists. 

Xi_Virus | 23 July 2021 - 11:54:58

The govt had more than a year to plan, encourage and invest in new sources (R&D, Technology, Investment, Agriculture*)  instead all they did was:

How to create a cheat sheet to drag tourists here and then EXTORT them!

* Agriculture is beyond "WHITE-POWER" production and eXport.


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