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COVID-19 cases rise to 521,211 in Myanmar

28 Nov 2021, 02:18 GMT+10

YANGON, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 521,211 in Myanmar after 505 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, according to a release from the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

With 12 new deaths, the overall death toll in the country has increased to 19,079, the release said.

A total of 495,408 patients had been discharged from hospitals and over 5.5 million samples had been tested for COVID-19 as of Saturday.

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

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