Myanmar Covid-19 cases continue to rise - health ministry reports 2,187 new cases, 75 more deaths


YANGON, Sept 18 (Xinhua): Myanmar on Friday night reported 2,187 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 as well as 75 more deaths from the coronavirus epidemic in the past 24 hours.

The health ministry said the new cases brought the total number of Covid-19 infections in the South-East Asian country to 442,928, including 16,944 deaths.

An additional 2,191 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on Friday, bringing the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in Myanmar to 393,459.

Covid-19 infection was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 last year.

Earlier it was reported that the international community should help Myanmar in getting more vaccine supplies for the country to ramp up its vaccination drive, as Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to soar daily across the country.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s Head of Delegation in Myanmar, Joy Singhal told Bernama the Covid-19 situation in the country has been made worse by the overstretched health system and ongoing civil unrest.

"Myanmar is the poorest country in South-East Asia and it has been grappling with the Covid-19 cases even more now, with the rate of positive tests going up to 36 per cent last month.

"A greater need now is for Myanmar to ramp up its vaccine delivery. Hence, the international community could also help the people of Myanmar by making more vaccines accessible to the population and to the whole country,” he said when contacted recently, and asked about the latest humanitarian development on the ground.

As of August 2021, only 3.3 per cent of adults of Myanmar’s estimated 54 million people were fully vaccinated, according to Oxford University's Our World in Data.

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