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Phuket marks record 81 new COVID cases on one day

Phuket marks record 81 new COVID cases on one day

PHUKET: The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) marked a record 81 new local COVID-19 infections on the island yesterday (Aug 8), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 1,507.

By The Phuket News

Monday 9 August 2021, 09:00AM

The PPHO report also marked four new Phuket Sandbox arrivals testing positive for COVID-19, and one more patient infected in another province brought back to Phuket for medical treatment under the “Bring Phuket people home” campaign.

The 81 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections on the island in the past seven days to a new record 327, as follows:

  • Aug 2 - 32 news cases
  • Aug 3 - 21 new cases
  • Aug 4 - 65 new cases
  • Aug 5 - 33 new cases
  • Aug 6 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 7 - 40 new cases
  • Aug 8 - 81 new cases

The current total of 1,507 infected in Phuket since Apr 3 does not include nine people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces and four returning from other countries and testing positive.

The current Phuket tally also does not include 31 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy, or the 52 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since the Sandbox scheme began on July 1.

According to the PPHO COVID report for yesterday, 574 people were now under medical care or supervision, with a total of 976 people discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3.

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The PPHO daily COVID Situation report is now presented in a format reporting the number of hospital beds available for COVID patients on the island.

The report yesterday marked that Phuket currently has in total 792 beds available for COVID patients. Of the 792 beds available, 534 beds are occupied, leaving 260 beds still available, said the report. (The discrepancy of two beds not accounted for was not explained).

The report also marked that of the 574 patients currently receiving medical care, 19 were designated as ‘Red patients’ (zero change from yesterday); 190 were designated ‘Yellow’ patients (zero change) and the remaining 320 were designated ‘Green’ patients (+30). (Again, the discrepancy of 45 patients from the total given in the same report was not explained).

The PPHO COVID report for yesterday marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 14.

Phuket officials have recognised five deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 in recent weeks: one death last Wednesday (Aug 4), another last Tuesday (Aug 3), as well as one COVID death each on July 29, July 26 and July 25.

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Kurt | 10 August 2021 - 11:14:27

@ GerryT81. Before the Junta General Prayut called alcohol ban 'alive' in 2015 there were no alcohol bans. Alcohol ban serves 1 purpose, and 1 purpose only: Peoples obedience training. It is all under a false flag. Unless there are medical professionals who like to prove the opposite.

Kurt | 10 August 2021 - 08:41:43

Which Official said about 2 weeks ago: "We hope to have the infection numbers down within 2 weeks"? On which thinking/analyze was that hope based?  Reality: 2 Aug, opening 2nd field hospital. 10 Aug, opening 3rd field hospital, so nr 1 and nr 2 are almost full with patients? Once the infection numbers are spiking like now, the reproduction infections are 'multiple' going up too. 

carsr | 09 August 2021 - 19:51:16

Hope they sell beer at every restaurants soon...its no sence ban sell alcohol...diciless....

GerryT81 | 09 August 2021 - 16:47:25

Correction: ...who support the ban of selling  alcohol in restaurants to fight Covid ?

beachshak | 09 August 2021 - 16:21:37

nobody driving this train, it's what happens when short sighted greed is allowed to override sound medical advise, they were told by leading Health Authority not to open, no shortage of tourists & 
expats @ Bang Tao with no  masks at the restaurants & dope & alcohol sheds where they sit in groups every afternoon & night, same at Surin, they have no idea what they are doing &am...

dadey | 09 August 2021 - 15:15:14

where are the new infections located?

GerryT81 | 09 August 2021 - 14:32:55

Hey lelecuneo , do you think drinking beer out of a coffee mug  increases the risk of getting Covid ? You are one of those who support the selling of alcohol in restaurants to fight Covid ? Lol ! Better not to walk on the streets to looking for people who enjoy a beer. You could catch Covid !  

sympassion | 09 August 2021 - 12:51:45

Do you also know how many uninfected people are being quarantined because of the infected ones? 

lelecuneo | 09 August 2021 - 11:19:39

yesterday i walked in patong beach front and @ tropicana resort next to banglar on beach side there wheer about 10-12 middle age single man all drinking out of a big cappucino mug on the bar counter.... now is it just me of police are really stupid no6t to know what going on there? who is the owner of this place? Covid on the rise and those greedy owner keep doing what they want?go to see it daily

RAF | 09 August 2021 - 09:56:40

Well, those figures are well in excess  of those which were stated would cancel the Sandbox experiment. Also would it not be a good idea to publish where the hot spots are so the tourists and the locals could avoid those areas ?

[We post the latest infections map in the image gallery, but do not include the map numbers in the report as they are already out of date -- Ed]


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