Over 37.2 million vaccinated for COVID-19 in Myanmar

A staff member transfers China-donated COVID-19 vaccines at Yangon International Airport in Yangon, Myanmar, Sept 9, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

YANGON / SINGAPORE / HANOI / MANILA – Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37.2 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, showed data released by the Ministry of Health.

The vaccinated group includes more than 6.6 million people aged under 18 years, the ministry said on Wednesday.

Myanmar has a population of more than 54 million

The health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 346 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 627,328.

It added that health authorities tested 11,350 people for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate was 3.05 percent.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 19,468 on Wednesday after one new death was reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

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A man shops for face masks in Divisoria, a local shopping district in Manila on May 17, 2022. (JAM STA ROSA / AFP)


The Philippines reported 1,623 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,973,091.

The Department of Health said the number of active cases dipped to 24,283, while 34 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, pushing the country's death toll to 63,363.

Metro Manila, the capital region with over 13 million people, tallied 581 new cases.

Singapore Airlines stewardesses walk past a giant lollipop candy display at Changi International Airport in Singapore on April 1, 2022, as Singapore reopened its land and air borders to travelers fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. (ROSLOAN RAHMAN / AFP)


Singapore reported 9,611 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state's total tally to 1,979,259.

Of the new cases, 827 were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 8,784 through ARTs (antigen rapid test), according to statistics released by the country's Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 802 were local transmissions and 25 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 8,519 local transmissions and 265 imported cases.

Two new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 1,636.

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Vietnam recorded 1,196 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down by 30 from Tuesday, according to its ministry of health.

Among the new cases, two were imported and the rest were all locally transmitted, said the ministry.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,489,881. The country reported a new death from the pandemic in the capital Hanoi on Wednesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,155.

As of Wednesday, there were 47 severe cases in need of assisted breathing in the Southeast Asian country, according to the ministry.