Myanmar has reported more than 1,000 new confirmed cases for the second consecutive day in its fourth round of COVID-19

2022-07-04 0 By

According to information released by myanmar’s Ministry of Health on The evening of February 9 (local time), 1,043 COVID-19 cases were found out of 23,738 samples tested that day, with a confirmed rate of 4.39%.It was the second time in the past two months that the number of new cases in Myanmar exceeded 1,000 in a single day since February 8, and the confirmed cases rate rose from less than 2 percent in the previous month to more than 4 percent.Among the new confirmed cases as of February 9, 711 were reported in Yangon province, 75 in Irrawaddy, 54 in Kachin State, 48 in Bhaku province, 45 in Shan State, 38 in Chin State, 37 in Mandalay, 37 in Naypyidaw, 31 in Mon State, 31 in Sagaing, 15 in Delindayi, 12 in Keye state, and less than 10 in other provinces and states.All of Myanmar’s seven provinces and seven states have been affected by the virus, with Yangon province becoming the region with the largest number of confirmed cases. A factory and a hospital in Yangon have reported a large number of confirmed cases.Meanwhile, local transmission of the omikron strain was also reported in Rangoon and Sagaing provinces.The third round of COVID-19 in Myanmar began in the western border area in May 2021, and then quickly spread to the entire territory. It reached its peak in July and August, with a surge of confirmed cases and a large number of severe and fatal cases. After October, the epidemic gradually eased.Up to now, Myanmar has not seen a death toll from COVID-19 for more than 10 days in a row, but the emergence of a large number of new confirmed cases has made health authorities aware of the risk of the upcoming spread of the epidemic, and a large number of isolation treatment areas have been set up to receive confirmed cases.(CCTV reporter Wang Yuezhou) Source: CCTV News