Phuket scores 415 new COVID cases, no new deaths


PHUKET: The latest daily COVID situation report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) reported 415 new confirmed local infections across the island yesterday (5 February), bringing the total number of infections recorded since January 1 at 17,662.

The PPHO daily report for February 5, marked as accurate as of 8 p.m. last night, went live at 12:42 a.m.

The report marked 145 new infections among Sandbox tourist arrivals, but no new infections among Test & Go tourists and no new infections among other international arrivals.

The report reported no new deaths attributed to COVID-19, leaving the total number of COVID deaths recorded so far this year at 12.

Authorities marked 10 COVID deaths in Phuket in January, six in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.

Meanwhile, the 415 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island to 2,763 over the past seven days, as follows:

  • January 30 – 393 new cases
  • January 31 – 385 new cases
  • February 1 – 387 new cases
  • February 2 – 395 new cases
  • February 3 – 379 new cases
  • February 4 – 407 new cases
  • February 5 – 415 new cases

The report reported three people infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket since Jan. 1, as well as eight returning from other countries and testing positive, and no COVID patients brought back to Phuket as part. of “Bring the People Home from Phuket”.

The report also reported 4,104 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since January 1, and 696 Test & Go tourists who tested positive since January 1.

According to the February 5 report, there are 4,465 people under medical care or under surveillance, 18 more than the 4,447 reported yesterday.

The report also noted 542 people discharged from medical care for a COVID infection yesterday – but did not give a total for the number of patients discharged from medical care since January 1.

The report recorded 230 people suspected of being infected with COVID-19 after testing positive by the antigen test kit (ATK), while the total number of people reported as being currently detained in “centers of COVID-19 care” across the island increased from 629 to 744.

According to the February 5 report, there are six “red” patients (zero change), 513 “yellow” patients (-8) and 125 “green” patients (+12) in care.

Another 810 people who tested positive for COVID-19 were in “hospitals” (+67) and 743 were designated to recover in “community isolation” (+114).

The report also noted that out of 3,226 total hospital beds available (+7), 2,197 were occupied (+176).

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