A volunteer tests the blood pressure of a coronavirus (COVID-19) patient in the town of Kale, Sagaing Region, Myanmar, July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Yangon, April (25)

In Myanmar, the number of domestic cases of COVID-19 increased slightly in early April, it reached nearly 190 and in the third week of April after Thingyan, according to the military council’s propaganda newspaper.

The military council’s Ministry of Health reported that there were 189 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the week from April 17, the first day of the Myanmar New Year, to April 23.

According to the data of the Ministry of Health, there have been no deaths due to COVID-19 in recent days, and among the 189 confirmed cases, 72 are imported and 117 are domestic.

According to the Health Ministry, the XBB 1.16 virus transmitted 1.27 times faster than previously discovered variants but had no higher degree of severity, hospital admissions, or deaths.

A doctor told Than Lwin Times that the current rate of COVID-19 infection is not life-threatening, but if the infection increases, it may become serious and life-threatening.

Patients who come to private clinics currently show symptoms similar to COVID-19, such as aches and pains, headaches, and a fever that lasts 3 to 5 days, but the doctors cannot tell if it is a simple seasonal flu or a fever caused by COVID-19, according to the doctor.

The Ministry of Health of the military council has urged the public to avoid crowds, get the full dose of the free COVID-19 vaccine, and get booster shots at the nearest health centers.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Myanmar, there have been more than 634,000 confirmed cases, with more than 19,400 deaths as of April 23 of this year, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Health.

News – Than Lwin Times

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