PHUKET: The latest daily COVID situation report from the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) yesterday (May 28) confirmed 13 new local infections across the island, bringing the total number of infections registered since January 1 to 52,950.

The PPHO daily report for May 28, which was marked as accurate at 20:00 last night, was posted online at 21:49.

The report found no new infections from overseas arrivals as international arrivals will no longer be tested for COVID-19 on arrival as part of the new entry measures introduced on May 1.

The report marks one new death attributed to COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID deaths reported so far for May to five and the total number of COVID deaths reported so far this year to 118.

Officials marked 20 COVID deaths in April, 56 in March, 27 in February and 10 in January. Previously, Phuket officials recorded six COVID deaths in December, 18 in November, 44 in October and 55 COVID deaths in September.

Meanwhile, the 13 new local infections reported bring the total number of new local infections reported on the island in the past seven days to 92, as follows:

  • May 22 – 11 new cases
  • May 23 – 21 new cases
  • May 24 – 9 new cases
  • May 25 – 8 new cases
  • May 26 – 18 new cases
  • May 27 – 12 new cases
  • May 28 – 13 new cases

The report flagged three people who had been infected with COVID-19 in other provinces before entering Phuket since Jan. 1, as well as eight who returned from other countries and tested positive, and zero COVID patients who were in the frame brought back to Phuket as part of the Bring Phuket People Home campaign.

The report still recorded 6,391 Phuket Sandbox arrivals who tested positive for the virus after landing on the island since Jan. 1, and 2,906 Test & Go tourists who tested positive upon arrival since Jan. 1 .

According to the May 28 report, 544 people are under medical care or supervision, no change from yesterday.

The report yesterday also tagged 12 people who were discharged from medical care because of COVID infection – but did not give a total for the number of patients discharged from medical care since Jan. 1.

The report recorded 91 people who tested positive with an antigen test kit (ATK), while the total number of people reported to be currently being held in “COVID-19 care centers” across the island is zero stayed.

According to the May 28 report, there are 14 “red” patients (no change), 47 “yellow” patients (-1), but no “green” patients.

Meanwhile, zero people who tested positive for COVID-19 were in a “hospital” (zero change) and zero were assigned to recover in “community isolation” (zero change).

The report also notes that out of a total of 677 available hospital beds (no change), 61 were occupied (-1).

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