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COVID-19 cases increase to 142,045 in Myanmar

09 Mar 2021, 02:44 GMT+10

YANGON, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 142,045 as of Monday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

A total of 11 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported in the country on Monday.

No new death was reported on Monday and the death toll of COVID-19 stood at 3,200 in the country so far, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 131,679 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.5 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

A total of 1,312 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, down from around 10,000 samples tested daily in the first week of last month.

Myanmar reported its first two positive cases of COVID-19 on March 23 last year.

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