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Phuket marks 592 new COVID cases, one more death

Phuket marks 592 new COVID cases, one more death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 592 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Mar 6), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 37,113.

By The Phuket News

Monday 7 March 2022, 08:52AM

The PPHO daily report for Mar 6, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 12:21am.

The report marked 30 new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 36 new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report marked one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported for March to 18 and the total number of COVID deaths so far this year to 55.

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

UPDATE: The PPHO later (at 4pm, Mar 7) posted details of the death reported for Mar 6, as follows:

1) Case 28957, female, 96 years old (bed-ridden patient, Group 608*), suffered from hypertension, Alzhimers, bed-ridden patient, non-smoker, not vaccinated for COVID-19, risk history: “unknown”

Meanwhile, the 592 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 4,429, as follows:

  • Feb 28 - 634 new cases
  • Mar 1 - 661 new cases
  • Mar 2 - 649 new cases
  • Mar 3 - 623 new cases
  • Mar 4 - 658 new cases
  • Mar 5 - 612 new cases
  • Mar 6 - 592 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 also marked 6,100 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 1,761 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Jan 1.

According to the report for Mar 6, there are 7,281 people under medical care or supervision, 23 more than the 7,258 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 634 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 844 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 294 to 301.

According to the report for Mar 6, there are 18 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 423 ‘Yellow’ patients (-45) and 61 ‘Green’ patients (-4) in care.

A further 552 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-128), and 301 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (+19).

The report also marked that of 3,515 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 1,355 were occupied (-198).

* ‘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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