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Phuket marks 98 new COVID cases, one death

PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 98 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Apr 25), bringing the total number of infections recorded since Jan 1 to 51,571.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 26 April 2022, 09:00AM


The PPHO daily report for Apr 25, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 9:09pm.

The report marked three new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and 13 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 April to 18 and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 111.

Officials marked 56 COVID deaths 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 10:38pm, Apr 26) posted details of the death reported for Apr 25, as follows:

1) Case 16429, male, 29 years old (Group 608*); Final diagnosis: COVID19, Post Cardiac Arrest, AKI Metabolic Acidosis, Multiple Organ Failure; already suffered from hypertension, renal failure, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS); had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Sinovac+Sinovac); Risk history: Lived in a COVID-19 outbreak area, tested positive by ATK


Meanwhile, the 98 new local infections reported brings the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 991, as follows:

  • Apr 19 - 155 new cases
  • Apr 20 - 157 new cases
  • Apr 21 - 180 new cases
  • Apr 22 - 149 new cases
  • Apr 23 - 130 new cases
  • Apr 24 - 122 new cases
  • Apr 25 - 98 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 6,362 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan 1, and 2,794 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Jan 1.

According to the report for Apr 25, there are 1,451 people under medical care or supervision, 38 more than the 1,413 reported yesterday.

The report also marked 75 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 163 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 24 to 25.

According to the report for Apr 25, there are 14 ‘Red’ patients (zero change), 142 ‘Yellow’ patients (-3) and 20 ‘Green’ patients (zero change) in care.

A further 74 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-3), and 25 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (+1).

The report also marked that of 1,446 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 275 were occupied (-5).


* ‘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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