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COVID-19 infections rise to 142,947 in Myanmar

09 May 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

YANGON, May 8 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 142,947 in Myanmar after 13 new positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry on Saturday.

The death toll stood at 3,210 while 132,013 recovered patients have been discharged from hospitals so far, the release said.

On Saturday 1,379 samples were tested for COVID-19, down from around 10,000 samples tested daily in early February.

COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 last year.

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