YANGON, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar confirmed 399 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 619,566, according to its Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
The ministry said health authorities tested 12,102 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 3.3 percent.
The death toll from COVID-19 rose to 19,450 on Tuesday after two new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours in the country, the ministry said.
The total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 595,848, including 227 new recoveries on Tuesday.
The Southeast Asian country detected its first COVID-19 cases in March 2020.