Myanmar's COVID-19 infections exceed 3,500 with 3 more deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-15 23:23:13|Editor: huaxia

YANGON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar reached 3,502 with 203 new infections on Tuesday, according to a daily release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

Three more patients with underlying diseases died, bringing the death toll to 35 so far, the release said.

As of Tuesday night, 832 patients have recovered from the disease.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also chair of the Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19, assured the public on Tuesday that the government will assist in everything that should be done including the provision of medical equipment and enough quarantine centers to accommodate the infected patients.

Myanmar has seen an increase in number of locally transmitted cases, especially in Yangon region during the second wave of the outbreak starting on Aug. 16.

COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 this year. Enditem