Thu, 23 Sep 2021

YANGON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 2,424 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 438,951 cases in the country on Wednesday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

The death toll has increased to 16,784 on Wednesday after 91 more deaths were reported, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 388,596 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 4.02 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Over 3.36 million people have been fully vaccinated nationwide, while over 1.62 million people have received the first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday, the release said.

The first two COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Myanmar on March 23 last year.

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