More Local Transmissions Of COVID-19 Reported In Myanmar, 396 Cases In Total

Myanmar reported two more locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 this morning, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 396, said the Health and Sports Ministry.

One patient is a 41-year-old male, living in Sittwe township of Rakhine state who was under quarantine due to close contact with confirmed case.

The other is a 29-year-old female, living in the same township, who was under investigation as she did not have either recent travelling history nor close contact with the confirmed patient.

Myanmar detected local transmissions again after the last local case was confirmed on July 16.

A 26-year-old female, with no recent travelling history or close contact with infected patient, tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug 16.

Myanmar reported its first two confirmed cases on Mar 23, while the death toll stands at six.

Union Minister, Myint Htwe, of Health and Sports, in his recent message to the public, urged people not to let their guard down, in the fight against the infectious COVID-19, and to stay alert over the second wave.

Source: NAM News Network

Posted in Health August 20, 2020