Covid-19 cases rise to 135,721 in Myanmar


Health care workers preparing their personal protective equipment in the intensive care unit at the Ayeyarwady Covid Center at the Thuwanna football stadium in Yangon, amid the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.- AFP

YANGON (Xinhua): The number of Covid-19 cases rose to 135,721 in Myanmar on Wednesday (Jan 20), according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

A total of 478 new infection cases with 11 more deaths were confirmed in the country in the past 24 hours, the release said.

The death toll increased to 2,997 while 119,314 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals as of Wednesday.

The daily test positive rate was recorded at 2.3 per cent, remaining below 5 per cent for more than a month since Dec 18, according to the ministry's data.

Over 2.19 million samples have been tested for the disease in Myanmar since the first infection was detected in the country on March 23 last year.

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