The PPHO daily report for July 5, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 8:23pm.
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 one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringin the total for July to five and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 126*.
Officials marked three COVID deaths in June, five in May, 20 in April, 56 in March, 27 in February and 10 in January.
The PPHO later (at 8:29pm, July 6) posted details of the death reported for July 5, as follows:
1) Case 44242, female, 87 years old (Group 608**), Final diagnosis: COVID-19 with pneumonia; already suffered from hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, stage 5 renal failure and gout; had received two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (1/ 7/22, 23/9/22); risk history was marked “having congenital disease, elderly, kidney failure”
Meanwhile, the 29 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 187, as follows:
- June 29 - 27 new cases
- June 30 - 36 new cases
- July 1 - 34 new cases
- July 2 - 17 new cases
- July 3 - 31 new cases
- July 4 - 13 new cases
- July 5 - 29 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 July 5, there are 189 people under medical care or supervision, one more than the 188 reported yesterday.
The report also marked 27 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 220 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 5, there are 16 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 113 ‘Yellow’ patients (-1) 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 213 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 128 were occupied (-2).
** ‘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.