Myanmar's COVID-19 infection cases rise to 22

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-06 23:16:58|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, April 6 (Xinhua) -- One more imported COVID-19 case was reported on Monday, bringing the number of the infection cases of the disease to 22 in total, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

A 51-year-old woman in Yangon region tested positive while being under hotel quarantine as she was in close contact with the 21st confirmed patient.

It was learnt that she recently arrived Myanmar from the United States, South Korea and Thailand, along with the 24-year-old patient who was recently confirmed as the 21st case.

In 15 days since its first two cases were reported in March 23, Myanmar has reported 14 imported cases with eight local transmission as of Monday.

Of the total confirmed patients, 19 patients are in good condition while two are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in Yangon and Bago regions, the ministry's release said.

The country confirmed its first death of a patient who was among those people testing positive for COVID-19 on March 31.