YANGON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 687 new COVID-19 cases with a daily test positivity rate of 4.83 percent in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health on Sunday.
The number of COVID-19 infections has increased to 494,263 so far while its death toll was recorded at 18,538 after 27 more deaths were reported, the release said.
A total of 456,781 patients have recovered as of Sunday and over 4.73 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.
Over 5.7 million people have been fully vaccinated nationwide, while over 6.68 million people have received the first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday, the release said.
Myanmar detected its first two COVID-19 cases on March 23 last year.