Myanmar & COVID-19

Myanmar Reports 22nd COVID-19 Case

By The Irrawaddy 7 April 2020

Myanmar confirmed another COVID-19 case on Monday evening, taking the country’s total to 22 confirmed coronavirus patients, including one death.

Case No. 22, a 51-year-old woman, was quarantined at a hotel in Yangon when she tested positive. While quarantined, she shared a room with her 24-year-old-daughter, who tested positive on April 4, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS).

Both women returned to Myanmar from the US last month, transiting in South Korea and Thailand before arriving in Myanmar on March 26. Upon their arrival, they were placed in a hotel serving as a designated quarantine facility.

Myanmar had tested 1,340 people by Monday.

As of Sunday, 74,846 people were under 14-day quarantine at designated facilities across the country, 776 people were under observation (as PUIs, or persons under investigation) and 156 were quarantined at hospitals, according to Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, the director of the Central Contagious Disease Prevention and Eradication Sub-Department at the MOHS.

One of the 22 confirmed cases, who was also a cancer patient, died on March 31 of multiple causes including COVID-19. Of the 21 surviving patients, 19 are in stable condition and receiving treatment at Yangon’s Waibargi Hospital, Mandalay’s Kandawnadi Hospital, Chin State’s Tedim Hospital, Naypyitaw Hospital, Shan State’s Lashio Hospital and Bago Region’s Pyay General Hospital.

One patient is in intensive care at Yangon’s Waibargi Hospital and another is in intensive care at Pyay General Hospital.

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