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Myanmar reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Copyfrom:Xinhua News Agency Post Time:2022-08-18 10:31:49

YANGON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar logged 54 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 614,510, according to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

The health ministry said in a statement that these cases included 45 infected people who returned from abroad.

It added that health authorities tested 6,833 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 0.79 percent.

The country reported one more death from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 19,437.

The total number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country reached 593,145 including 27 new recoveries on Wednesday.

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

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