YANGON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar confirmed 465 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 625,147, according to the ministry of health on Wednesday.
It added that health authorities tested 12,479 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 3.73 percent.
The death toll from COVID-19 in the country remained unchanged at 19,463 on Wednesday as no 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 reached 599,248, including 254 new recoveries on Wednesday.
The Southeast Asian country detected its first COVID-19 cases in March 2020.