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Phuket suffers another COVID death, three more Sandbox infections

Phuket suffers another COVID death, three more Sandbox infections

PHUKET: Phuket has suffered another death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities attributed to the disease to eight since the latest wave of infections hit the island on Apr 3.

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By The Phuket News

Monday 12 July 2021, 11:03AM


The death was marked in the daily COVID situation report issued by the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) for yesterday (July 11). No details of the death have been provided.


UPDATE: Dr Kusak confirmed this morning that the three new cases were a 45-year-old Myanmar national who arrived among a family of seven, a 28-year-old African who came with two friends, and a 13-year-old Swiss who arrived with family.


PPHO Chief Dr Kusak Kukiattikoon revealed on June 30 that the seventh COVID death in Phuket was that of a 72-year-old man who had been in hospital for two months. The man had died sometime in the preceding week, Dr Kusak noted.

According to the daily report for July 11, issued just after 6pm yesterday, Phuket officials also marked three new COVID-19 infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals. 

The three were among 159 arrivals who had their second test yesterday, bringing the total number of Sandbox tourists who have tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the island to six. The Phuket Sandbox scheme opened on July 1.

Among the six cases, one man from the UAE tested positive on his first test on arrival, while the other five were found to be COVID positive on their second test on Days 6-7 of their stay. 

According to the Phuket Sandbox daily report issued this morning, 651 new arrivals landed in Phuket on six flights yesterday. Of those, 650 arrivals tested negative for COVID while the test results of the remaining one arrival have yet to be released, said the report. No reason was given for the delay of the one person’s test results.

The PPHO also marked two local infections on the island yesterday, bringing the total number of people infected in Phuket since Apr 3 to 787.

The 787 does not include six people infected outside Phuket but brought to the island for treatment, or two foreigners who have been recorded as being infected outside the country.

All Phuket Sandbox arrivals who test positive after landing in Phuket are also not included in the total number of infections on the island, despite testing negative immediately after landing at the airport but testing positive after their first week on the island.

Of the 787 cases recognised since Apr 3, 720 have been released from hospital care while 73 patients remain under medical care and supervision.

The PPHO’s updated map showing the locations of infections across the island since Apr 3 reported as follows:

  • Wichit - 107 infections
  • Patong - 81
  • Phuket Town - 85
  • Rassada - 76
  • Kathu - 60
  • Chalong - 53
  • Rawai - 47
  • Cherng Talay - 48
  • Thepkrasattri - 38
  • Srisoonthorn - 38
  • Kamala - 33
  • Karon - 32
  • Koh Kaew - 27
  • Mai Khao - 13
  • Pa Khlok - 10
  • Sakhu - 9

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Christy Sweet | 12 July 2021 - 19:41:43

3rd to last; "The Nikkei Asia Covid-19 recovery index calculated data from 120 countries worldwide ranked Thailand third from last....widened the social gap in Thailand, which has always been one of the most unequal societies.."

ematt | 12 July 2021 - 17:24:04

@Foot, re: "Thailand worst in the world dealing with COVID", maybe you should try reading some international newspapers. 

PJ | 12 July 2021 - 15:29:00

TYPO CORRECTION
PJ | 12 July 2021 - 15:26:55 - waiting for approval.

.... and did those testing positive on day 5-6 catch it enroute but only become detectable later,  or did they catch it here.   Either way it shows the 7 day pre-travel PCR/Antigen test window for domestic arrivals is excessive

PJ | 12 July 2021 - 15:26:55

.... and did those testing positive on day 5-6 catch it enroute but only became detectable later,  or did they catch or hear.   Either way it shows the 7 day pre-travel PCR/Antigen test window for domestic arrivals is excessive

Christy Sweet | 12 July 2021 - 14:02:55

Thanks again for this detailed reporting, without TPN we'd be subject to the, er.. false narratives Thaidom is trying to foist on everyone. 

CaptainJack69 | 12 July 2021 - 13:04:41

Clearly 'we' don't think they're getting infected here which can only mean that the tests aren't reliable. Where does that leave us all if PCR tests aren't worth the paper they're printed on?

And then there's the vaccines. Which ones were these tourists given? 1 was a child so presumably not vaccinated?

Foot | 12 July 2021 - 12:28:11

Are the various COVID numbers accurate, or are they manipulated to make the situation seem safer? Thailand worst in the world dealing with COVID. 

Xi_Virus | 12 July 2021 - 11:56:46

I'm big fan of Dr KuXak. He's right on the spot informing the public and update everyone with the "correct" number of infections #$!*%

He keeps repeating: Don't worry .. do not panic .. 
Well Dr how could we panic when we know you are out there working "hard" to keep us safe !$#@

Kamala Pete | 12 July 2021 - 11:37:05

The sandbox will be cancelled after a certain number of infections. BUT - does this mean arriving infected or catching it here? Will a loose definition delay cancellation ??

 

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