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Phuket marks 628 new COVID cases, three new deaths

Phuket marks 628 new COVID cases, three new deaths

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 628 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Feb 20), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 26,814.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 21 February 2022, 09:00AM


The PPHO daily report for Feb 20, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 10:36pm.

The report marked 50 new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 42 new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report marked three new deaths attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID deaths recorded so far this year to 26.

Officials marked 10 COVID deaths in Phuket in January, six in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.


UPDATE: The PPHO later (at 9:00am, Feb 21) posted details of the deaths reported for Feb 20, as follows:

1) Case 18752, female, 77 years old (Group 608*), suffered from high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, was a non-smoker, not vaccinated for COVID-19, was a high-risk contact through a family member who was a COVID-19 patient

2) Case 19444, female, 56 years old (Group 608*), suffered from high blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, cerebral hemorrhage, was a non-smoker, not vaccinated for COVID-19, was a high-risk contact through a family member who was a COVID-19 patient

3) Case 17194, male, 81 years old (Group 608*), suffered from high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal failure, was a non-smoker, not vaccinated for COVID-19, risk history “unknown”


Meanwhile, the 628 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 3,745, as follows:

  • Feb 14 - 470 new cases
  • Feb 15 - 496 new cases
  • Feb 16 - 510 new cases
  • Feb 17 - 534 new cases
  • Feb 18 - 558 new cases
  • Feb 19 - 549 new cases
  • Feb 20 - 628 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”.

The report also marked 5,553 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 1,085 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Jan 1.

According to the report for Feb 20, there are 6,054 people under medical care or supervision, 86 more than the 5,968 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 631 people being 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 353 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 remained unchanged at 524.

According to the report for Feb 20, there are 15 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 499 ‘Yellow’ patients (+1) and 88 ‘Green’ patients (-2) in care.

A further 959 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-28), and 555 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (+31).

The report also marked that of 3,549 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 2,116 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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Ash Ward | 21 February 2022 - 11:23:23

628 local infections, it's not getting any better! Vice Govenor Pichet want to call it an endemic, he has no common sense or logic. What is he thinking?

 

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