Covid-19 infections rise to 299,185 in Myanmar; daily cases above 4,000


In this July 27, 2021, file photo, ferry passengers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk past a "Stop Covid-19" poster at the Pansodan jetty in Yangon, Myanmar. With coronavirus deaths rising in Myanmar, there are growing allegations from residents and human rights activists that the military government, which seized control in February, is using the pandemic to consolidate power and crush opposition. - AP

YANGON, July 31 (Xinhua): The number of Covid-19 infections has risen to 299,185 in Myanmar after 4,725 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports on Saturday night.

The release said that 392 more deaths were newly reported, bringing the death toll to 9,334 on Saturday.

A total of 209,512 patients have recovered from the coronavirus epidemic so far.

Myanmar detected its first two positive cases on March 23 last year.

Meanwhile, Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing on Sunday promised new multi-party elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean).

He spoke in a televised address six months after the army seized power from a civilian government after disputed elections won by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling party, which he described as "terrorists". - Xinhua

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