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Phuket marks 28 new COVID cases, no deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 28 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (July 8), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 53,737.

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By The Phuket News

Saturday 9 July 2022, 09:00AM


The PPHO daily report for July 8, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 8:21pm.

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 total for July at six deaths attributed to COVID-19 and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year at 127*.

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

Meanwhile, the 28 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 168, as follows:

  • July 2 - 17 new cases
  • July 3 - 31 new cases
  • July 4 - 13 new cases
  • July 5 - 29 new cases
  • July 6 - 29 news cases
  • July 7 - 21 new cases
  • July 8 - 28 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.

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According to the report for July 8, there are 180 people under medical care or supervision, three more than the 177 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 29 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 298 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 July 8, there are 19 ‘Red’ patients (+1), 101 ‘Yellow’ patients (+2) 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 216 hospital beds in total available (+3), 120 were occupied (+3).


* The PPHO has since July 1 continued to report an extra death in the total that was never included in the individual daily tallies. (See here and here.)

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