Phuket marks 209 new COVID cases, one more death



PHUKET: The latest daily COVID situation report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) marked a record 209 new local infections across the island yesterday (August 27), bringing the total number of people recognized as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since April 3 in 3,553.

Yesterday marked the first time that Phuket marked more than 200 new confirmed cases in one day.

The PPHO report, marked as accurate at 11:40 p.m. last night, also reported a new case of a tourist from Phuket Sandbox confirmed to be infected.

The report also marked another death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in Phuket attributed to COVID-19 from April 3 to April 19.

The 209 new local infections bring the total number of new local infections on the island to a new record of 1,046 in the past seven days, as follows:

  • August 21 – 126 new cases
  • August 22 – 124 new cases
  • August 23 – 73 new cases
  • August 24 – 156 new cases
  • August 25 – 189 new cases
  • August 26 – 169 new cases
  • August 27 – 209 new cases

The current total of 3,553 people infected in Phuket since April 3 does not include 10 infected with COVID-19 in other provinces and 23 returning from other countries and tested positive.

Phuket’s current tally also does not include the 39 COVID patients brought back to Phuket under the ‘Bring People from Phuket Home’ policy, nor the 75 arrivals from Phuket Sandbox who have tested positive for the virus. after landing on the island since the Sandbox program began in July. 1.

According to yesterday’s PPHO COVID report, 1,411 people were under surveillance or medical attention, an increase of 102 from the 1,309 reported the day before.

The report also said a total of 2,214 people have been released from medical care for COVID infection since April 3, 105 more patients than the 2,109 reported for Thursday.

The report released last night recorded 48 new cases of people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by antigen test kits (ATK) yesterday (August 27).

While registering 48 new suspected cases, which have not yet been confirmed by RT-PCR tests, the total number of people currently held in “COVID-19 care centers” across the island has increased from 443 to 492.

The report did not confirm how many people who tested positive with ATK were confirmed to be infected by RT-PCR tests or how many people were released from ATK detention in “COVID-19 care centers” and allowed to go home.

The PPHO Daily COVID Situation Report released last night also indicated that Phuket currently has a total of 1,599 beds available for COVID patients (+78 from yesterday).

Total number of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients in Phuket now stands at 1,104 (+51), or 69.04% of the total number of beds, with 495 (+27) hospital beds in Phuket still available.

The report also indicated that of the COVID patients treated, 32 were designated as “red patients” (zero change); 324 were “yellow” patients (zero change) and 420 were “green” patients (+27).

The latest map released by the PPHO showing the locations of new infections across the island was released yesterday (August 27), but marked as accurate as of 6 p.m. Thursday (August 26), as follows:

  • Rassada – 771 cases (+69)
  • Phuket Town – 615 (+16)
  • (Talad Yai 362, +14; Talad Neua 253, +2)
  • Wichit – 332 (+11)
  • Cherng Talay – 251 (+5)
  • Kathu – 172 (+10)
  • Patong – 164 (+3)
  • Srisoonthorn – 165 (+20)
  • Thepkrasattri – 134 (+7)
  • Chalong – 118 (+3)
  • Koh Kaew – 97 (+4)
  • Rawai – 96 (+13)
  • Karon – 40
  • Kamala – 45
  • Pa Khlok – 59 (+5)
  • Mai Khao – 37 (+1)
  • * Sakhu – 16


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