12 more test positive for COVID-19 in Myanmar, 74 cases in total

YANGON (XINHUA) – Twelve more people tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the number of infections to 74 in total in Myanmar, said figures released by the Health and Sports Ministry.

Those cases are from Yangon, Sagaing regions and Shan state, respectively.

All newly confirmed patients are those who were under facility and home quarantines as they were in close contact with previously confirmed patients.

According to the ministry’s release, those patients are in a stable condition. With increasing number of local transmissions, Myanmar has reported four deaths so far, in 24 days since the infectious disease was first detected in the country.

People in Yangon region are under stay-home period during the holidays of the traditional Thingyan Water Festival which was cancelled as part of the efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.