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Phuket Covid-19 numbers drop slightly to 169, no new deaths

Neill Fronde

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Though today’s Covid-19 numbers in Phuket are lower than yesterday, they do push the rolling weekly total above 900, 10 times the original threshold for reevaluating the Phuket Sandbox. One new Sandbox infection was identified, along with 169 domestic infections yesterday. Now, new deaths have been reported.

The Phuket Provincial Public Health Office report confirmed the new infections and no new Covid-19 deaths in Phuket. Breakdowns of Phuket data, all collected since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 on April 3, are included below by the numbers.

TOTALS

CONDITION OF HOSPITALISED PATIENTS
TIME DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
DAILY Total new domestic daily cases 169 -20
WEEKLY Total new cases in a rolling tally of the last 7 days 938 +40
TOTAL Total Covid-19 cases in Phuket since April 3 (not including the demographics listed below) 3,239 +169
DEATHS Total number of deaths in Phuket from Covid-19 since April 3 18 0

 

ANTIGEN TEST KITS

People test with antigen test kits when they are at-risk, but the results are not considered 100% conclusive. If someone tests positive, they will undergo an RT-PCR test to confirm the result. The case will only be added to the official numbers after that RT-PCR test is returned positive. Those in Phuket with a positive result from an ATK are moved to a Covid-19 Care Centre for safety as they await the results of an RT-PCR test.

DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
People testing positive with ATKs, unconfirmed until tested with RT-PCR tests 103 +84
People in Covid-19 Care Centres in Phuket 443 +13

 

HOSPITALS & SUPERVISION

  • 1,309: People currently under medical care or supervision for Covid-19 in Phuket, up 84 from yesterday
  • 2,109: Total number of people released from medical care, up 174 from yesterday
HOSPITAL BEDS
DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
Total hospital beds in Phuket 1,521 +48
Occupied hospital beds 1,053 +44
Available hospital beds 468 +4
Hospital bed occupancy rate 69.23% +0.73%

 

CONDITION OF HOSPITALISED PATIENTS
DESIGNATION DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
RED PATIENTS severe Covid-19 infections 32 0
YELLOW PATIENTS moderate Covid-19 infections 324 0
GREEN PATIENTS mild Covid-19 symptoms 393 0

 

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN PHUKET

The official totals announced each day do not include several demographics:

  • 74: Phuket Sandbox travellers who tested positive for Covid-19 sometime after landing in Phuket, up 1 from yesterday
  • 39: Phuket natives infected in other provinces but moved for treatment under the “Bring Phuket People Home” programme, unchanged from yesterday
  • 23: Travellers returning home from other countries and found to be infected, unchanged from yesterday
  • 10: people in Phuket who were infected in other provinces, unchanged from yesterday

 

DAILY CASES THIS MONTH

AUGUST
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1

36

2

32

3

21

4

65

5

33

6

40

7

40

8

81

9

61

10

37

11

104

12

33

13

82

14

109

15

49

16

50

17

43

18

89

19

129

20

101

21

126

22

124

23

73

24

156

25

189

26

169

27 28
29 30 31

 

COVID-19 INFECTIONS BY PHUKET REGION

Mueang Phuket Kathu Thalang
  • Rassada – 702 cases (+59)
  • Phuket Town – 599 (+21 total)
    • Talad Yai 348, (+13)
    • Talad Neua 251 (+8)
  • Wichit – 321 (+20)
  • Chalong – 115 (+4)
  • Koh Kaew – 93 (+8)
  • Rawai – 83 (+4)
  • Karon – 40
  • Kathu – 162 (+6)
  • Patong – 161 (+23)
  • Kamala – 45 (+6)
  • Cherng Talay – 246 (+4)
  • Srisoonthorn – 145 (+13)
  • Thepkrasattri – 127 (+6)
  • Pa Khlok – 54 (+12)
  • Mai Khao – 36 (+2)
  • Sakhu – 16

SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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