YANGON, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar has risen to 1,237 out of a total of 52,706 confirmed cases as of Saturday, showed latest data by the health ministry.
The ministry said in a release on Saturday that 18 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic and 1,210 new confirmed cases were reported in the past 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 1,444 more patients have been discharged from hospitals, bringing the number of recoveries to 32,774 so far.
As of Saturday, 688,159 samples have been tested for the COVID-19 infection since the first case was confirmed in Myanmar on March 23. Enditem