Myanmar reports 1,702 new Covid-19 cases, 57 more deaths


YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar reported 1,702 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 446,573 in the country on Sunday (Sept 19), according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

The death toll has increased to 17,073 on Sunday after 57 more deaths were reported, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 398,220 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 4.11 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far.

Over 3.47 million people had been fully vaccinated nationwide, while over 2.05 million people had received the first jabs of Covid-19 vaccines as of Saturday, the release said.

The first two Covid-19 positive cases were detected in Myanmar on March 23 last year.

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