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Phuket marks 227 new COVID cases, no new deaths

Phuket marks 227 new COVID cases, no new deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 227 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Jan 5), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 20,712.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 6 January 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO report for Jan 5, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 1:34am.

The report marked 46 new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 10 new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 143.

Of note, after 55 COVID deaths in September, 44 deaths in October and 18 deaths in November, officials marked six COVID deaths in Phuket in December.

Meanwhile, the 227 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 831, as follows:

  • Dec 30 - 86 new cases
  • Dec 31 - 64 new cases
  • Jan 1 - 85 new cases
  • Jan 2 - 64 new cases
  • Jan 3 - 149 new cases
  • Jan 4 - 156 new cases
  • Jan 5 - 227 new cases

The report marked 22 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, as well as 39 returning from other countries and testing positive, and 42 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy since Apr 3.

The report also marked 532 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 292 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.

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According to the PPHO COVID situation report, 1,210 people were under medical care or supervision, 244 more than the 966 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 19,522 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 58 more than the 19,464 reported yesterday.

The report recorded 108 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 remained unchanged at 36.

According to the report for Jan 5, there is still just one ‘Red’ patient (zero change), 184 ‘Yellow’ patients (+3) and 122 ‘Green’ patients (+19) in care.

A further 480 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (+102), and 36 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report for Jan 5 also marked that of 2,310 hospital beds in total available (+346), 823 were occupied (+124).

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Poc | 06 January 2022 - 23:49:34

Does anyone think the rt-pcr testing to enter phuket will be abolished soon. In England and Ireland it is no longer required that you have a pcr or antigen test as of yesterday. 

CaptainJack69 | 06 January 2022 - 11:59:09

It's clear the Optimus Prime variant has arrived. What we need now is clear statistics on how many of these cases result in hospitalization.  These numbers say that 227 positive tests yesterday resulted in 224 new hospitalizations. That's obviously not right. Why can't they just be honest about what they're doing with 'infected' people?


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