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Phuket marks 62 new COVID cases, one new death

Phuket marks 62 new COVID cases, one new death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 62 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Dec 12), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 was reported to 18,710.

By The Phuket News

Monday 13 December 2021, 09:00AM

The PPHO report for Dec 12, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 10:14pm.

The report for Dec 12 marked three new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and five 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 deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 to 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.

UPDATE: The PPHO later posted details of the death reported for Dec 12, as follows:

1) No case number attributed, male, 66 years old (Group 608), suffered high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, diabetes, obesity, was a non-smoker, not vaccinated, refused to give risk history

Meanwhile, the 62 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 456, as follows:

  • Dec 6 - 66 new cases
  • Dec 7 - 76 new cases
  • Dec 8 - 64 new cases
  • Dec 9 - 68 new cases
  • Dec 10 - 64 new cases
  • Dec 11 - 56 new cases
  • Dec 12 - 62 new cases

The report marked 14 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, 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.

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The report also marked 274 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 42* Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1. (* not 43, from the 38 reported on Dec 11 and five reported on Dec 12.)

According to the PPHO COVID situation report for Dec 12, 659 people were under medical care or supervision, 75 fewer than the 734 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 18,051 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 146 more than the 17,905 reported yesterday.

The report recorded zero people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), but the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island decreased by eight, from 74 to 66.

According to the report for Dec 12, there were two ‘Red’ patients (zero change from yesterday), 81 ‘Yellow’ patients (-28) and 78 ‘Green’ patients (-13).

A further 215 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-21), and 66 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-13), which includes self-quarantining at home.

The report for Dec 12 also marked that of 2,713 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 442 were occupied (-75).

* ‘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 December 2021 - 10:20:16

QFoot, it seems that on Phuket is Vachira Hospital with Saphan Indoor Stadium as vaccination location the vaccination center point administration. Dr Taweesilp's "right away" is a bit confronting with the Thai reality. One has to register first. "Right away", meaning "Walk In" doesn't excist.  First the paperbureaucracy, than much later the jab.

Foot | 13 December 2021 - 22:19:49

" Dr Taweesilp said recipients of a second shot in August or September could get boosters right away at any vaccine centre nationwide."
Oh, really?
Where exactly is a vaccine center in Phuket?

agogohome | 13 December 2021 - 15:20:31

The chart has been uploaded far too small to read the Thai Text! 


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