YANGON, Dec 13 (Xinhua): Over 13 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 across Myanmar as of Saturday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health on Monday.
Over 5.79 million people have received the first jab of Covid-19 vaccines as of Saturday, the release said.
According to the ministry's figures, Myanmar reported 280 new Covid-19 cases with daily test positivity rate of 2.43 percent and six more deaths in the past 24 hours.
The number of Covid-19 infections has risen to 526,661 while its death toll has reached 19,183 in the country on Sunday.
A total of 503,107 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 5.79 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.
In aa development, the positivity rate of Covid-19 in Myanmar has been around 2 percent, and the number of Covid related deaths from December 1 to 11 was over 70, according to the Ministry of Health.
The positivity rate on December 1 was 1.94%, on December 2 it was 2.46%, on December 3 it was 2.08%, on December 4 it was 1.92%, on December 5 it was 1.83%, on December 6 it was 1.37%, on December 7 it was 2.07%, on December 8 it was 2.10%, on December 9 it was 2.24%, on December 10 it was 1.65%, and on December 11 it was 2.30% respectively.
As regards Covid-19 related deaths, on December 1 there were 7 deaths, there were 9 deaths, 7 deaths on December 2, on December 3 there were 7 deaths, on December 4 there were 8 deaths, on December 5 there were 6 deaths, on December 6 there were 5 deaths, on December 7 there were 6 deaths on December 8 there were 5 deaths, on December 9 there were 5 deaths, on December 10 there were 8 deaths, and on December 11 there were 7 deaths totalling 73 deaths.
According to the testing of positivity rate in the month of November since the first week it dropped to less than 5% and the rate kept dropping significantly in the second, third and last weeks of the month so that after November 18 it dropped to around 2%.