Myanmar reported 5,506 new COVID-19 cases, in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 258,870, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday.
The death toll increased to 6,459, after 326 more deaths were reported, the release said.
A total of 3,095 patients have been discharged from hospitals yesterday and the number of recoveries has reached 177,021, so far.
According to a state-run media report, more batches of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport last night.
Meanwhile, the State Administration Council, yesterday announced the extension of the public holiday period to Aug 1, which was previously scheduled from Jul 17 to 25, in an effort to cut the chain of COVID-19 infections.
Source: NAM News Network