PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 44 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Dec 19), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 19,062.
The PPHO report for Dec 19, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 11:51pm.
The report for Dec 19 marked five new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals and three new infections among Test & Go tourists, but no new infections among other international arrivals.
The report marked no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 since Apr 3 at 142.
After 55 COVID deaths in September, 44 deaths in October and 18 deaths in November, officials so far have now marked five* COVID deaths in Phuket in December.
Meanwhile, the 44 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 309, as follows:
- Dec 13 – 50 new cases
- Dec 14 – 48 new cases
- Dec 15 – 50 new cases
- Dec 16 – 44 new cases
- Dec 17 – 45 new cases
- Dec 18 – 28 new cases
- Dec 19 – 44 new cases
The report marked 19 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket, as well as 38 returning from other countries and testing positive and 42 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the “Bring Phuket people home” policy since Apr 3.
The report also marked 289 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 64 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.
According to the PPHO COVID situation report for Dec 19, 461 people were under medical care or supervision, 15 fewer than the 476 reported yesterday.
The report also marked 18,601 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 67 more than the 18,534 reported yesterday.
The report recorded one person suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK), while the total number of people reported as currently being held at ‘COVID-19 Care Centers’ across the island remained unchanged at 44.
According to the report for Dec 19, there is one ‘Red’ patient (zero change from yesterday), 99 ‘Yellow’ patients (+14) and 52 ‘Green’ patients (+3).
A further 120 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-3), and 44 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (-1), which includes self-quarantining at home.
The report for Dec 19 also marked that of 2,211 hospital beds in total available (+2), 316 were occupied (+13).
* The death initially reported for Dec 18 was later rescinded.
Source: The Phuket News