The PPHO report for Nov 17, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 10:43pm.
The report marked two new infections among ‘Test & Go’ tourists and one new infection among Sandbox tourist arrivals, but no new infections among other international arrivals from abroad.
The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 133. After 55 COVID deaths in September, officials marked 44 deaths in October and so far 14 deaths this month.
Meanwhile, the 69 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 378, as follows:
- Nov 11 - 53 new cases
- Nov 12 - 61 new cases
- Nov 13 - 45 new cases
- Nov 14 - 50 new cases
- Nov 15 - 48 new cases
- Nov 16 - 52 new cases
- Nov 17 - 69 new cases
The report marked 11 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 238 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1, and 15 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive after the entry scheme began on Nov 1.
According to the PPHO COVID situation report for yesterday, 566 people were under medical care or supervision, 15 more than the 551 reported for Nov 16.
The report also marked 15,912 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 57 more than the 15,855 reported yesterday.
The report recorded four 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 rose by 30, from 123 to 153.
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 17, there were just three ‘Red’ patients (zero change from yesterday), 92 ‘Yellow’ patients (zero change) and 36 ‘Green’ patients (zero change).
A further 165 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (zero change), and 120 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change), which includes self-quarantining at home.
The report posted last night marked that of 2,790 hospital beds in total available (-15), 418 were occupied (+2 from yesterday).