Myanmar Covid-19 cases surging away; govt reports 5,014 new cases and 89 more deaths

  • Myanmar
  • Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021

YANGON, July 13 (Xinhua) : Myanmar reported 5,014 new Covid-19 cases on Monday night (July 12), bringing the tally in the country to 197,227, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The death toll has reached 3,927 after 89 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 148,060 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.88 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Meanwhile, the ministry on Monday imposed a stay-at-home order, which will take effect on Tuesday, in 11 more townships -- two each in Kachin State, Sagaing and Ayeyarwady regions, one each in Kayin state and Magway region and three townships in Shan state due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

So far, the ministry has imposed the stay-at-home order in 74 townships across the country.

Myanmar detected its first two positive cases of Covid-19 on March 23 last year. - Xinhua
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