The PPHO daily report for July 1, marked as accurate as of 6pm last night, was posted online at 10:01pm.
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, the first COVID death for July, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 122*.
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 1:56pm, July 3) posted details of the death reported for July 1, as follows:
1) Case 44246, male, 78 years old (bed-ridden patient, foreigner, Group 608**); Final diagnosis: COVID-19 with pneumonia; already suffered from hypertension, diabetes mellitus, lung disease, was a bedridden patient; had received three doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine; risk history given as a high risk contact with a COVID-19 patient in the family
Meanwhile, the 34 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 194, as follows:
- June 25 - 14 new cases
- June 26 - 15 new cases
- June 27 - 20 new cases
- June 28 - 48 new cases
- June 29 - 27 new cases
- June 30 - 36 new cases
- July 1 - 34 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 1, there are 184 people under medical care or supervision, nine more than the 175 reported yesterday.
The report also marked 24 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 427 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 1, there are 19 ‘Red’ patients (+2), 108 ‘Yellow’ patients (+7) 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 188 hospital beds in total available (+2), 126 were occupied (+8).
* The infographic posted with the report marked 123 deaths so far this year, while the written report marked 121 deaths, the same number as reported when the previous COVID death was reported on June 27.
** ‘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.