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4 new Covid-19 cases in Phuket, all in Bang Tao

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Phuket has reported 4 new Covid-19 cases today, up from just 1 yesterday, all in the Cherngtalay sub-district of Bang Tao on the island’s west coast. A 2 year old boy was among 4 new cases.

Phuket has the highest rate of Covid-19 cases per capita in Thailand, and the highest number outside of Bangkok (201 as of today), but numbers have dropped dramatically, with only 5 new cases reported in the last week, and the recovery rate is high at well over 65%.

Currently, medical and public health concerns remain in the Patong and Bang Tao subdistricts, where infections have been the most numerous.

4 new Covid-19 cases in Phuket, all in Bang Tao | News by The Thaiger

Here are the details of today’s cases…

Case 198: 2 year old boy live in Bang Tao related to cases 194-196. He showed no symptoms and was quarantined at Surin Beach hospital before being confirmed infected.

Case 199: A 41 year old Thai woman, a market vendor who close contact with confirmed cases number 171 and 183. She fell sick on April 20.

Case 200: A Thai woman, a teacher aged 26. She got sick April 12 and is related to case 195.

Case 201: A 40 year old Thai man, also related to cases 171 and 183

Governor Pakkapong says the provincial government is seeking opinions from all quarters about the possibility of re-opening some of the island’s 17 tambons, or subdistricts, once they are free of new Covid-19 cases for 14 days. The new cases are likely to prevent the Bang Tao area from an imminent re-opening of checkpoints and possibly delay the island’s resumption of business.

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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