With 234 new Covid-19 cases reported, the total infections in the Phuket Sandbox inches to nearly 6,000, deaths have seen a sharp rise on the island. 2 new deaths reported last night to bring the total to 30 Covid-19 deaths since April, a jump of 50% since Sunday. Over the last 5 months, 20 people had died of Covid-19 in Phuket, but yesterday saw 2 deaths, the day before saw 1 death, Sunday had 3 deaths and late reporting confirmed 4 deaths on Saturday.
Despite the daily report Saturday evening reporting zero deaths, later information Sunday updated that figure to confirm 4 deaths the day before. Then on Monday details of 3 Thai men dying from Covid-19 the day before were released. One man was 66 with kidney disease, one was 51 and unvaccinated, and one was 80 with 1 vaccine shot. The latter 2 had come in high-risk contact with an infected person.
Tuesday’s report confirmed that a fully vaccinated 77 year old Thai man had died on Monday of Covid-19. And today reports 2 deaths on Phuket from Covid-19 though details have not been released yet.
With the rise in death, the daily infections are now over 200 every day for the last 9 days. Officials have added over 300 beds to keep the hospital occupancy rate around 77%. Officials are now looking to move “green” mild Covid-19 cases into community isolation centres or otherwise out of medical facilities.
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.
|TIME||DESCRIPTION||TODAY||CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY|
|DAILY||Total new domestic daily cases||234||+2|
|WEEKLY||Total new cases in a rolling tally of the last 7 days||1,628||-23|
|TOTAL||Total Covid-19 cases in Phuket since April 3 (not including the demographics listed below)||5,961||+234|
|DEATHS||Total number of deaths in Phuket from Covid-19 since April 3||30||+2|
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||33||+33|
|People in Covid-19 Care Centres in Phuket||939||-82|
HOSPITALS & SUPERVISION
- 2,993: People currently under medical care or supervision for Covid-19 in Phuket, up 378 from yesterday
- 3,357: Total number of people released from medical care, up 76 from yesterday
|HOSPITAL BEDS |
|DESCRIPTION||TODAY||CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY|
|Total hospital beds in Phuket||2,551||+200|
|Occupied hospital beds||1,961||+131|
|Available hospital beds||590||+69|
|Hospital bed occupancy rate||76.87%||-0.97%|
|CONDITION OF HOSPITALISED PATIENTS |
|DESIGNATION||DESCRIPTION||TODAY||CHANGE SINCE YESTERDAY|
|RED PATIENTS||severe Covid-19 infections||35||-2|
|YELLOW PATIENTS||moderate Covid-19 infections||339||-2|
|GREEN PATIENTS||mild Covid-19 symptoms||625||0|
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 INFECTIONS IN PHUKET
The official totals announced each day do not include several demographics:
- 88: Phuket Sandbox travellers who tested positive for Covid-19 sometime after landing in Phuket, up 3 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
COVID-19 INFECTIONS BY PHUKET REGION
Last night’s update included regional data for Covid-19 by Phuket districts delayed by 1 day, so this is the latest information as of September 6. The data will be updated when the PPHO releases more information.
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SOURCE: The Phuket News
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