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Phuket marks 51 new COVID cases, one death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 51 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (May 13), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 52,635.

By The Phuket News

Saturday 14 May 2022, 09:00AM

The PPHO daily report for May 13, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 8:48pm.

Using a new format for the daily report, the report marked no new infections among any arrivals from overseas. 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, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported so far for May to three, and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 116.

Officials marked 20 COVID deaths in April, 56 in March, 27 in February and 10 in January. Previously Phuket officials recorded six COVID deaths in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.

The PPHO later (at 8:14pm Sunday, May 15) posted details of the death reported for May 13, as follows:

1) Case 37919, male, 45 years old (bedridden patient, Group 608*); Final diagnosis: Respiratory failure, COVID-19 with pneumonia, bacterial septicemia; already suffered from cerebrovascular disease, was a bedridden patient, had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Sinovac+AstraZeneca), risk history marked only that the patient tested positive by ATK

Meanwhile, the 51 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 285, as follows:

  • May 7 - 38 new cases
  • May 8 - 55 new cases
  • May 9 - 35 new cases
  • May 10 - 24 new cases
  • May 11 - 47 new cases
  • May 12 - 35 new cases
  • May 13 - 51 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”.

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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 May 13, there are 822 people under medical care or supervision, four more than the 818 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 46 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 79 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 seven.

According to the report for May 13, there are 14 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 64 ‘Yellow’ patients (-1) and 11 ‘Green’ patients (zero change) in care.

One person who tested positive for COVID-19 was at a ‘hospitels’ (-1), and seven were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change).

The report also marked that of 957 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 97 were occupied (-2).

* ‘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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Kurt | 14 May 2022 - 11:09:18

Worth to study or the rise cases from 24 (May 10) to 51 yesterday could be due to Phuket festivals happenings. Promoting mass get-together activities are simply still not adviceble. Seems still only to concern closing times bars. Due to strong anti alcohol lobby, not for managing Covid-19 prevention.


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