Over 10 million people fully vaccinated in Myanmar


  • Myanmar
  • Thursday, 18 Nov 2021

Myanmar health workers carrying out a Covid-19 test on local workers outside a market in Laiza in Kachin state. - AFP

YANGON (Xinhua): Over 10 million people had been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 across Myanmar as of Tuesday (Nov 16), according to a release from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

Over 5 million people had received their first jab of Covid-19 vaccines as of Tuesday, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar reported 843 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the tally to 515,559.

The death toll stood at 18,975 on Wednesday after 12 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours.

As of Wednesday, a total of 487,145 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 5.28 million samples have been tested for Covid-19.

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

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