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Myanmar reports 234 new COVID-19 cases

19 Sep 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

YANGON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar confirmed 234 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 618,898, according to the Ministry of Health on Sunday.

The ministry said in a statement that health authorities tested 9,533 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 2.45 percent.

The death toll from COVID-19 rose to 19,446 on Sunday as two new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

The total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 595,385, including 219 new recoveries on Sunday.

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

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