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Phuket marks zero new daily infections

PHUKET: For the first time since health officials on the island started recording daily new infections during the current outbreak of COVID-19, Phuket has recorded zero new infections for a single day.

By The Phuket News

Thursday 20 May 2021, 09:41AM

The news was announced by a notice posted by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) last night (May 19).

According to the notice, marked accurate as of 6pm last night, Phuket had marked zero new infections for May 19, leaving the total number of infected cases officially recognised on the island since Apr 3 at 610.

Of those, 491 had been discharged from medical care, while 124 remained under medical care or supervision. Six people who had contracted COVID-19 outside of Phuket were also being treated on the island, the notice said.

So far one person has died during the current ‘Third Wave’ of infection as the result of contracting COVID-19, a 71-year-old man who was already suffering from emphysema.

The notice also marked the revised map showing the location of the infections across the island as follows:

  • Wichit ‒ 76 infections
  • Patong ‒ 59
  • Phuket Town ‒ 59
  • Rassada ‒ 55
  • Cherng Talay ‒ 45
  • Kathu ‒ 44
  • Chalong ‒ 42
  • Kamala ‒ 34
  • Rawai ‒ 31
  • Srisoonthorn ‒ 31
  • Thepkrasattri ‒ 28
  • Karon ‒ 28
  • Koh Kaew ‒ 22
  • Pa Khlok ‒ 10
  • Mai Khao ‒ 9
  • Sakhu ‒ 8 

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Kurt | 21 May 2021 - 10:51:25

Phuket International Hospital told me that they still not allowed to vaccinate, and can't get vaccines until now.

Christy Sweet | 20 May 2021 - 20:26:49

A temperature check is not a test was my counter point to the statement "I get tested whenever I go into a store."  People staying home venturing on essential outings only  worked to stop transmission before in Thailand. If every nation had mandated this,  it would have been over June  of last year. I blame right wing misinformation networks that politicized it- mostly in US and Brazil. ...

DeKaaskopp | 20 May 2021 - 14:53:34

@maverick  Reg.K's     comment I agree with you.  A typical comment by the grumpy old man to reach his daily quantum of 6 comments. Based on nothing of course.

maverick | 20 May 2021 - 13:44:15

You miss the point - many infected with Covid do have a fever, this would be detected if they ventured out - of course asymptomatic people could go undetected forever the only way to find them is test 70million people good luck with that. On a global level impossible 

Christy Sweet | 20 May 2021 - 13:39:57

Actually horse riding is very dangerous. The fact remains, driving in Thailand in unnecessarily so because no one has respect for laws and police do very little enforcement. That could change if the right people wanted it to.  

Christy Sweet | 20 May 2021 - 13:30:09

 A cursory temperature check at 7-11 is not a test when many,  maybe even most people with Covid  are asymptomatic. Over reliance on such measures is how we got here. Then it was the only 58 % effective rapid testing.  Without 85% vaccination rate of a 95% efficacy vaccine, only  masks and social distancing works. The next error will be over reliance on the 58% efficacy Sinovac.  

maverick | 20 May 2021 - 12:54:47

@christysweet yip, let’s close the roads whilst we are at it, far too many deaths , let’s go back to riding horses and elephants so much safer, rather than coddling up to capitalist greed that demands movement of people and goods

Christy Sweet | 20 May 2021 - 11:27:57

So shutting the province off to most visitors worked. Quarantines work too. Too bad it was not done 3 weeks ago. How many will suffer ill health now because of bureaucrats coddling the capitalist value of money over people?  

maverick | 20 May 2021 - 11:15:57

Kurt@ you have evidence to support your claim presumably ? Or you were just looking for something to say 

maverick | 20 May 2021 - 11:14:19

The vaccinations are also pushing ahead quickly more good news, can’t think of any Thai friends who have not had at least 1 jab.....farangs have also started and this should pick up next month - a real morale booster for local business’s the cynics on this site will doubtless find some reason to complain 

maverick | 20 May 2021 - 11:11:47

Fantastic news, I get tested every time I walk into a store so perhaps the unclean are sitting at home - sounds like they have got on top of contact tracing and now border effectively closed we can look forward to more freedom - well done 

Kurt | 20 May 2021 - 10:34:59

No testing anymore, so no new cases. Usual ostrich policy to send out fake safety signals. Who knows how many new cases walk untested around?

Foot | 20 May 2021 - 09:58:42

Great! This will certainly mean everything can re-open 1 July. 


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