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Myanmar reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

16 Aug 2022, 02:18 GMT+10

YANGON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 614,407 on Monday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry said it tested 7,097 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 0.25 percent.

It said that the death toll from COVID-19 in the country remained unchanged at 19,435 as no new deaths were confirmed in the past 24 hours.

The total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country reached 593,099 including six new recoveries on Monday.

The Southeast Asian country detected its first COVID-19 case in March 2020.

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