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Phuket marks 50 new COVID cases, no new deaths

Phuket marks 50 new COVID cases, no new deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 50 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Dec 15), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 18,874.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 16 December 2021, 09:00AM

Image: PPHO

Image: PPHO

The PPHO report for Dec 15, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 10:57pm.

The report for Dec 15 marked four new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and six new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections 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 141.

After 55 COVID deaths in September, 44 deaths in October and 18 deaths in November, officials have marked just four COVID deaths in Phuket so far in December.

Meanwhile, the 50 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 398, as follows:

  • Dec 9 - 68 new cases
  • Dec 10 - 64 new cases
  • Dec 11 - 56 new cases
  • Dec 12 - 62 new cases
  • Dec 13 - 50 new cases
  • Dec 14 - 48 new cases
  • Dec 15 - 50 new cases

The report marked 17 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, as well as 36 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 280 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 50 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.

According to the PPHO COVID situation report for Dec 15, 521 people were under medical care or supervision, nine fewer than the 530 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 18,353 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 69 more than the 18,284 reported yesterday.

The report recorded five people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), while the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island decreased by five, from 44 to 39.

According to the report for Dec 15, there is now just one ‘Red’ patient (-1 from yesterday), 79 ‘Yellow’ patients (-9) and 58 ‘Green’ patients (-4).

A further 165 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-17), and 44 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report for Dec 15 also marked that of 2,713 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 347 were occupied (-31).

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Kurt | 18 December 2021 - 10:18:41

I not understand the phrase that there were  4 + 6 among Sandbox and Test & Go arrivals, but no new infections among other internatioal arrivals. Question: Who are these 'other international arrivals'?

Wiesel | 18 December 2021 - 09:30:07

Jens, how do you think about the passengers sitting next to you in the plane??

Jens | 17 December 2021 - 13:52:52

Thank you for your answers. I have now been to tripadvisor and based on others experience it seems that my sons would be isolated with me as we are close contacts, as we have been sitting next to each other on the plane. First we will be brought to a hospital and with no symptoms we will be brought to a hospi-tel. I do feel more relaxed now. 

christysweet | 17 December 2021 - 10:09:56

Jens,  Yes, you could certainly see your children isolated from you and put under the care of under trained and/or careless staffers in an old, moldy building.  The rules change like the wind  and easy to lose deposits, etc. It's Land O Scams 

Kurt | 17 December 2021 - 02:44:47

@Jens, answering your question here is not easy. Much is depend or you/ son(s) will be tested positive as green-, yellow- or red patients on arrival. Further more, what are the rules today can be changed by Thai Officialdom before you arrive. Seems there is new 5-7 days quarantine coming up for 'Test and Go' arrivals because of the Omicron virus I was told.

Jens | 16 December 2021 - 18:24:40

And even more detailed - can we stay together as a family or can i risk that e.g. only I will be isolated with two boys on their own. Or - one of my boys getting isolated alone and the two other of us will go free?
I do reach out for some help as i can not seem to find answers anywhere.

Jens | 16 December 2021 - 18:22:30

I have asked before, but hopes that someone could come up wit a more detailed answer. I am arriving monday with two boys aged 14 and 17. What happens if one of us test positive at arrival, but I guess with no symptoms as we are all vaccinated and previous infected. Could we foresee to be quarantined in our reserved hotel or will we be brought to the old prison in Phuket? Or elsewhere? 


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