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Phuket marks 33 new COVID infections

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) marked 33 new local COVID-19 infections on the island yesterday (Aug 12), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 1,749.

By The Phuket News

Friday 13 August 2021, 08:49AM

The PPHO report, marked as accurate as of 11pm last night, also marked two more Phuket Sandbox arrivals confirmed as infected, and three more people brought to Phuket for treatment under the “Bring Phuket People home” campaign.

The 33 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections on the island in the past seven days to 396, as follows:

  • Aug 6 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 7 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 8 - 81 new cases
  • Aug 9 - 61 new cases
  • Aug 10 - 37 new cases
  • Aug 11 - 104 new cases
  • Aug 12 - 33 new cases

The current total of 1,749 infected in Phuket since Apr 3 does not include nine people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces and 21 returning from other countries and testing positive.

The current Phuket tally also does not include 38 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy, or the 55 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1.

According to the PPHO COVID report for yesterday, 679 people were now under medical care or supervision,  a fall of 18 since Wednesday, with a total of 1,217 people discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3.

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The PPHO daily COVID situation report is now presented in a format reporting the number of hospital beds available for COVID patients on the island.

The report yesterday marked that Phuket currently has in total 809 beds available for COVID patients, with 511 of the beds occupied, a fall of 59 since Wednesday, and the remaining 298 beds still available.

The report also marked that of the COVID patients in care 20 were designated as ‘Red patients’ (zero change from yesterday); 221 were designated ‘Yellow’ patients (+22) and only 266 were ‘Green’ patients, 85 fewer than the 351 Green patients reported on Wednesday.

The PPHO COVID report for yesterday marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 14.

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drmokie | 15 August 2021 - 10:34:01

COVID shot doesn’t keep you from getting COVID and you WILL still transmit it. It is a natural reservoir virus, like the flu. The shot lessens symptoms but one can still transmit. Gov’t aren’t telling you this but they know. If under 50, your chances of having it are statistically less than .1 %. Follow the science, not dumb gov’t officials.

drmokie | 15 August 2021 - 10:27:41

COVID is a virus. The shot won’t keep you from getting it but will lessen the symptoms. Under 44, statistically 0 chance complication w/ no pre-existing conditions. And even with the shot you will transmit it. Wake up Thai officials!

DeKaaskopp | 13 August 2021 - 15:30:59

@lelecuneo   I have been to a SHAPlus Hotel a few days ago and guess what : They sold alcohol ! So you are talking nonsense.

carsr | 13 August 2021 - 14:34:41

Yes...silly rules from government-why  dont they buy and give vaccines to people Thai nationality?-the country lose tourism-income beside have not money buy vaccines...

carsr | 13 August 2021 - 13:48:10

Yes,I aggree-alcoholban at Phuket is nothing help covid-19 infections.Its better you are vaccined with 2 doses before you travel to Phuket.Tourists from Europe cant land to Phuket without vaccines.

lelecuneo | 13 August 2021 - 11:49:20

meanwhile all local restaurants and local hotels are still serving acohol freely....only ones to respect the law are SHAPlus hotels where the most safe ( tourist ) stay.... it does not make any sense and they are pushing tourist to travel to local places and get infected this way... silly silly rules from governor and useless police that dont want to enforce it....

lelecuneo | 13 August 2021 - 11:46:41

as it was mother day yesterday i guess doctors took a day off....


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