WORLD Myanmar reports 3,739 new COVID-19 cases, 218 more deaths


Myanmar reports 3,739 new COVID-19 cases, 218 more deaths


23:07, August 11, 2021

Pedestrians wearing face masks use umbrellas to protect from rain as they cross a road in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, July 19, 2021. (Photo: AP)

YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar reported 3,739 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally in the country to 341,300 on Wednesday, according to a release from the Ministry of Health.

A total of 218 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 12,452 as of Wednesday, the release said.

According to the ministry's figures, a total of 256,671 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 3.29 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

The Chinese embassy in Myanmar on Wednesday donated 30,000 masks for the staff of the Customs Department in Yangon, according to the embassy's release.

The release said that the embassy has recently donated medical supplies such as masks to the various parts of Myanmar to support the people of the country in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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