Mon, 10 May 2021

YANGON, May 4 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar has increased to 142,858 on Tuesday after 16 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

No new death was reported on Tuesday, leaving the death toll at 3,209 in the country, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 131,997 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.58 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, including 2,056 samples tested on Tuesday.

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

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