Myanmar’s COVID-19 Cases Increase To 137,574, Deaths Reach 3,062

YANGON,  The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar increased to 137,574 yesterday, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.

A total of 476 newly confirmed cases were reported.

The death toll reached 3,062, with 17 newly reported cases yesterday, the statement said.

According to the ministry’s figures, a total of 121,558 patients have been discharged from hospitals, so far.

The daily test positivity rate was recorded at 2.5 percent and over 2.26 million samples have been tested, so far.

Meanwhile, registration processes were being carried out for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Yangon region yesterday.

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield vaccine, arrived in Myanmar on Jan 22, and the shots are expected to be distributed to about 750,000 people this week.

Myanmar reported its first two positive cases of COVID-19 on Mar 23, last year.–

 

Source: NAM News Network