Phuket marks two new COVID cases, total reaches 701


PHUKET: After two days of recording five new infections every day for the past two days, the daily report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Bureau (PPHO) for today (June 19) only reported two infections for today, bringing the total number of people infected on the island since April 3 to 701.

The 701 cases do not include six people infected outside of Phuket but brought to the island for treatment there and a foreigner who has been marked as infected outside the country.

Among the cases recognized since April 3, 670 have been released from hospital care while 33 patients remain under surveillance and medical care.

The June 13 PPHO report included an updated map showing the locations of the infections in Phuket, as follows:

  • Wichit – 81 infections
  • Phuket Town – 79
  • Patong – 76
  • Rassada – 62
  • Kathu – 55
  • Cherng Talay – 45
  • Chalong – 44
  • Rawai – 44
  • Thepkrasattri – 34
  • Srisoonthorn – 33
  • Kamala – 33
  • Koh Kaew – 26
  • Karon – 30
  • Pa Khlok – 10
  • Mai Khao – 9
  • Sakhu – 9


The Phuket office of the Public Relations Department (PR Phuket) reported that yesterday (June 18) 75% of the 466,587 target people to be vaccinated in Phuket received at least one vaccination shot.

The target of 466,587 people to be vaccinated in Phuket has long been reported by authorities as 70% of the island’s total population, which must be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity, and was seen as a critical requirement. for the reopening of the island to the reception of foreign tourists on July 1.

Yesterday’s report said 351,464 had received one vaccination shot and 205,320 people in Phuket had received two vaccination shots.

It is worth noting that after nearly a week of very low numbers of people in Phuket signing up for the vaccine, yesterday’s report showed marked improvement over the past few days, with a total of 408,758 people now reported as having registered to receive a state-provided certificate. vaccination as part of the national mass vaccination campaign.


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