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Phuket marks 253 new COVID cases, one more death

Phuket marks 253 new COVID cases, one more death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 253 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Mar 28), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 45,825.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 29 March 2022, 09:00AM


The PPHO daily report for Mar 28, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 9:22pm.

The report marked eight new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 19 new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report marked one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported for March to 55 and the total number of COVID deaths so far this year to 92.

Officials marked 27 COVID deaths in February, compared with 10 COVID deaths in Phuket in January. Previously Phuket officials recorded six COVID deaths in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.


The PPHO later (at 8pm, Mar 29) posted details of the death reported for Mar 28, as follows:

1) Case 37208, male, 59 years old (Group 608*), diagnosed as infected with COVID-19 with MI (myocardial infarction), was already suffering from hypertension, diabetes, had received four doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Sinovac+Sinovac+AstraZeneca+AstraZeneca), was a high risk contact through a COVID-19 patient in the family


Meanwhile, the 253 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 1,927, as follows:

  • Mar 22 - 296 new cases
  • Mar 23 - 285 new cases
  • Mar 24 - 284 new cases
  • Mar 25 - 269 new cases
  • Mar 26 - 282 new cases
  • Mar 27 - 258 new cases
  • Mar 28 - 253 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 also marked 6,228 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 2,114 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Jan 1.

According to the report for Mar 28, there are 2,671 people under medical care or supervision, 223 fewer than the 2,894 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 502 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 144 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 decreased from 65 to 64.

According to the report for Mar 28, there are 18 ‘Red’ patients (+1), 179 ‘Yellow’ patients (+11) and 27 ‘Green’ patients (-1) in care.

A further 91 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-12), and 59 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-1).

The report also marked that of 2,650 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 374 were occupied (-3).


* ‘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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