A total of 1,600 people received their first injection of the Sinovac vaccine at the Indoor Sports Stadium at Saphan Hin yesterday (May 9), while the campaign continues to call for people to register to be vaccinated through local channels for each major subdistrict in Phuket.
So far more than 104,000 people in Phuket have been vaccinated against COVID-19, including medical personnel and outpost personnel, general target groups working in tourism, ethnic groups, Buddhist monks, village headman, government officials and staff at local government organisations, reports the Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket).
According to the Phuket Public Health Office (PPHO) the 10 new COVID-19 cases bring the total number of people confirmed as infected in Phuket since Apr 3 to 530.
The number of people from other provinces brought to Phuket to be treated for symptoms of COVID-19 stays at six.
The PPHO reports that 344 patients have so far recovered and been discharged from medical care. The remaining 186 patients are still receiving at various hospitals, including government, private and ‘Field Hospitals’.
The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) reports the locations of the infections in Phuket, accurate as of 6pm last night (May 9), as follows:
- Wichit ‒ 55 infections
- Rassada ‒ 50
- Patong ‒ 46
- Phuket Town ‒ 47 (Talad Yai 29, Talad Neua 18)
- Cherng Talay ‒ 44
- Chalong ‒ 42
- Kathu ‒ 38
- Kamala ‒ 32
- Srisoonthorn ‒ 31
- Rawai ‒ 28
- Thepkrasattri ‒ 19
- Koh Kaew ‒ 21
- Pa Khlok ‒ 10
- Karon ‒ 21
- Sakhu ‒ 8
- Mai Khao ‒ 9
Meanwhile, the rapid antigen testing of people arriving to enter the province continues, with medical officers yesterdaу testing 334 people at the airport, 1,977 people at the Phuket Gateway and 705 people at the Phuket Check Point at Tha Chatchai. All 3,016 rapid tests gave negative results.
In total, medical officers at the entry points to Phuket have tested 51,920 people since the rapid-testing campaign began on Apr 22. During this period officials recorded 23 positive results, with five of them later determined to be ‘false positives’.
As confirmed by Governor Narong Wonciew last week, from May 15 there will no longer be any rapid antigen tests for people arriving on the island from ‘red zone’ provinces.