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Phuket marks 26 new COVID cases, no deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 26 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (June 22), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 53,332.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 23 June 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO daily report for June 22, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 8:45pm.

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 no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the number of COVID deaths for June at two and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year at 120.

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

Meanwhile, the 26 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 142, as follows:

  • June 16 - 28 new cases
  • June 17 - 22 new cases
  • June 18 - 15 new cases
  • June 19 - 20 new cases
  • June 20 - 17 new cases
  • June 21 - 14 new cases
  • June 22 - 26 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.

According to the report for June 22, there are 90 people under medical care or supervision, 11 more than the 79 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 294 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 June 22, there are 16 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 75 ‘Yellow’ patients (+19) 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 162 hospital beds in total available (+16), 91 were occupied (+19).

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maverick | 23 June 2022 - 17:01:21

Let’s hope lessons have been learned and we don’t lock down the healthy again - no guessing what will happen next 

Ash Ward | 23 June 2022 - 12:25:11

Covid cases on the rise again. I got Covid a couple of weeks ago, even though i wear a mask in puplic. I was very sick the first few days. Im fully vaccinated. Take care people.


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