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Phuket marks 50 new COVID cases, one new death

Phuket marks 50 new COVID cases, one new death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 50 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Nov 14) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 16,303.

By The Phuket News

Monday 15 November 2021, 08:56AM

The PPHO report for Nov 14, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 12:11am.

The report marked one new infection among Sandbox tourist arrivals but no new infections among ‘Test & Go’ tourists and no new infections among other international arrivals from abroad.

The report marked one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 to 131.

UPDATE: The PPHO later posted details of the death reported for Nov 14, as follows:

1) Case 15407, male, 47 years old (Group 608*), suffered from high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, heart disease, diabetes, chronic renal failure, SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), not vaccinated, high risk contact through family

After 55 COVID deaths in September, officials marked 44 deaths in total in October and so far 12 deaths this month.

Meanwhile, the 50 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 368, as follows:

  • Nov 8 - 39 new cases
  • Nov 9 - 50 new cases
  • Nov 10 - 70 new cases
  • Nov 11 - 53 new cases
  • Nov 12 - 61 new cases
  • Nov 13 - 45 new cases
  • Nov 14 - 50 new cases

The report marked 10 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, 35 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 236 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1, and 11 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive after the entry scheme began on Nov 1.

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According to the PPHO COVID situation report for yesterday, 587 people were under medical care or supervision, 26 fewer than the 613 reported for Nov 13.

The report also marked 15,716 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 78 more than the 15,638 reported yesterday.

The report recorded three people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), and the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island fell by 15, from 114 to 99.

The report did not confirm how many people who tested positive by ATKs were confirmed infected by RT-PCR tests or how many people had been released from ATK detention at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ and allowed to go home.

According to the report for Nov 14, there were five ‘Red’ patients (-1 from yesterday), 82 ‘Yellow’ patients (+20) and 32 ‘Green’ patients (-2).

A further 210 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-30), and 99 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation” (-15), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report posted last night marked that of 3,336 hospital beds in total available (-6), 434 were occupied (-22 from yesterday).

* ‘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.

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