Thu, 18 Aug 2022

YANGON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 517,922 in Myanmar on Sunday as 527 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, 14 more deaths were reported, raising the death toll to 19,025. The daily positivity rate is 2.55 percent, the release said.

A total of 490,913 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 5.37 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Another 1 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine donated by China arrived in Myanmar's Yangon on Sunday, according to a release from the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar.

Over 10.4 million people have been fully vaccinated nationwide, while over 4.91 million people have received the first jabs of COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday, according to the ministry.

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

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