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Phuket Covid-19 passes 5,000 infections, bed occupancy up 5%

Neill Fronde

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PHOTO: Covid-19 infections in Phuket topped 5,000 total today, no new deaths. (via piqsels.com)

Covid-19 data for Phuket was fairly stable yesterday with no new deaths, no new international Sandbox travellers infected, and the total daily cases today were 242, just 7 more than yesterday. Those new infections pushed Phuket’s total number of infections since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 to surpass 5,000 today.

Statistically, the most drastic Covid-19 figure was the hospital bed occupancy rate, which despite Phuket authorities adding 104 new beds, still jumped over 5% to 76.33%, just a few points shy of the dreaded 80% threshold. Healthcare facilities have been adding hundreds of beds, nearly 600 over the past week to keep up with demand for newly infected patients.

Breakdowns of Phuket data from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office report late last night, all collected since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 on April 3, are included below by the numbers.

TOTALS

TIME DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
DAILY Total new domestic daily cases 242 +7
WEEKLY Total new cases in a rolling tally of the last 7 days 1,566 +33
TOTAL Total Covid-19 cases in Phuket since April 3 (not including the demographics listed below) 5,014 +242
DEATHS Total number of deaths in Phuket from Covid-19 since April 3 20 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 25 -28
People in Covid-19 Care Centres in Phuket 775 -28

 

HOSPITALS & SUPERVISION

  • 2,318: People currently under medical care or supervision for Covid-19 in Phuket, up 94 from yesterday
  • 2,870: Total number of people released from medical care, up 127 from yesterday
HOSPITAL BEDS
DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
Total hospital beds in Phuket 2,222 +104
Occupied hospital beds 1,696 +188
Available hospital beds 526 -84
Hospital bed occupancy rate 76.33% +5.13%

 

CONDITION OF HOSPITALISED PATIENTS
DESIGNATION DESCRIPTION TODAY CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY
RED PATIENTS severe Covid-19 infections 34 0
YELLOW PATIENTS moderate Covid-19 infections 316 0
GREEN PATIENTS mild Covid-19 symptoms 592 +41

 

ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN PHUKET

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

  • 85: Phuket Sandbox travellers who tested positive for Covid-19 sometime after landing in Phuket, unchanged from yesterday
  • 42: 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

209

28

210

29

162

30

256

31

257

SEPTEMBER 1

204

2

235

3

242

4

 

COVID-19 INFECTIONS BY PHUKET REGION

Last night’s update did not include regional data for Covid-19 by Phuket districts, so this is the latest information as of September 2. The data will be updated when the PPHO releases more data.

Mueang Phuket Kathu Thalang
  • Rassada – 1,141 cases (+47)
    Phuket Town – 878 (+48)

    • Talad Yai 558, (+34)
    • Talad Neua 320 (+14)
  • Wichit – 409 (+14)
  • Chalong – 150 (+9)
  • Koh Kaew – 152 (+5)
  • Rawai – 191 (+1)
  • Karon – 53 (+2)
  • Kathu – 223 (+8)
  • Patong – 193 (+7)
  • Kamala – 58 (+2)
  • Cherng Talay – 270 (+6)
    Srisoonthorn – 256 (+11)
  • Thepkrasattri – 176 (+6)
  • Pa Khlok – 89 (+1)
  • Mai Khao – 57 (+6)
  • Sakhu – 27 (+6)

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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