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Phuket marks 416 new COVID cases, no new deaths

Phuket marks 416 new COVID cases, no new deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 416 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Jan 8), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 22,299.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 9 January 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO report for Jan 8, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 1:43am.

The report marked 142 new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 76 new infections among Test & Go tourists, and one new infection among other international arrivals.

The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 143.

Of note, after 55 COVID deaths in September, 44 deaths in October and 18 deaths in November, officials marked six COVID deaths in Phuket in December. So far no COVID deaths have been reported in January.

Meanwhile, the 416 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 1,653, as follows:

  • Jan 2 - 64 new cases
  • Jan 3 - 149 new cases
  • Jan 4 - 156 new cases
  • Jan 5 - 227 new cases
  • Jan 6 - 256 new cases
  • Jan 7 - 385 new cases
  • Jan 8 - 416 new cases

The report marked 25 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, as well as 41 (+1) returning from other countries and testing positive, and 42 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy since Apr 3.

The report also marked 841 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 511 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.

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According to the PPHO COVID situation report, 2,516 people were under medical care or supervision, 514 more than the 2,002 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 19,783 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 121 more than the 19,662 reported yesterday.

The report recorded 42 people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after 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 increased from 196 to 289.

According to the report for Jan 8, there are now two ‘Red’ patient (+1), 374 ‘Yellow’ patients (+21) and 170 ‘Green’ patients (+13) in care.

A further 671 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (+16), and 255 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report for Jan 8 also marked that of 2,530 hospital beds in total available (+26), 1,472 were occupied (+50).

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DeKaaskopp | 10 January 2022 - 18:44:02

And of course all the hotels contact leleconjo daily, to give him an update on their guest !

maverick | 10 January 2022 - 07:49:25

mgb@ how many people go to hospital for flu or common cold ? Unless they have underlying conditions 

mgb | 09 January 2022 - 15:49:39

many people will not repot feeling unwell, the fear of being gouged by a hospital stops them.  

maverick | 09 January 2022 - 14:03:43

Of course infection numbers are just understated they can only measure the infected that visit a clinic of hospital - majority don’t they self isolate after testing positive at home - what do you propose house to house searches ? That’s in addition to closing all establishments selling alcohol of course - keep and eye on hospitalizations and death rate that’s all that matters 

lelecuneo | 09 January 2022 - 10:29:43

the number is no where near the reality... right now only phuket news dont know it... every single hotels as 8-10 guests with covid... most local people as it and still here with fake news all the time on this and all other media news..


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