PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 50 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Dec 13), bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 was reported to 18,765.
The PPHO report for Dec 13, marked as accurate as of 8pm last night, was posted online at 12:13am.
The report for Dec 13 marked one new infection among Sandbox tourist arrivals and one new infection 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 141.
After 55 COVID deaths in September, 44 deaths in October and 18 deaths in November, officials have marked just four COVID deaths in Phuket so far in December.
Meanwhile, the 50 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 440, as follows:
- Dec 7 – 76 new cases
- Dec 8 – 64 new cases
- Dec 9 – 68 new cases
- Dec 10 – 64 new cases
- Dec 11 – 56 new cases
- Dec 12 – 62 new cases
- Dec 13 – 50 new cases
The report marked 17 people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket (+3), as well as 36 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 275 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who have tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since July 1, and 44 Test & Go tourists who have tested positive since Nov 1.
According to the PPHO COVID situation report for Dec 13, 589 people were under medical care or supervision, 70 fewer than the 659 reported yesterday.
The report also marked 18,176 people in total being discharged from medical care for COVID infection since Apr 3 ‒ 125 more than the 18,051 reported yesterday.
The report recorded zero people 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 decreased by eight, from 66 to 58.
According to the report for Dec 13, there were two ‘Red’ patients (zero change from yesterday), 74 ‘Yellow’ patients (-7) and 66 ‘Green’ patients (-12).
A further 199 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were at ‘hospitels’ (-16), and 66 were designated to recover in “Community Isolation“ (zero change), which includes self-quarantining at home.
The report for Dec 13 also marked that of 2,713 hospital beds in total available (zero change), 404 were occupied (-38).
Source: The Phuket News