Over 1.8 Million People Vaccinated For COVID-19 In Myanmar

– Myanmar vaccinated over 1.8 million people for COVID-19, as of July 21 this year, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing said, in his televised message to the public yesterday morning.

“Vaccination was given in all regions and states from Jan 27 to Jul 21 this year, over 1.8 million people, 6.08 percent of the target population, were vaccinated two times,” Min Aung Hlaing said.

Fifty percent of the total population is expected to get vaccinated at the end of this year, he added.

According to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar reported 3,480 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the tally in the country to 302,665.

The death toll has reached 9,731, after 397 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, the release said.

A total of 213,227 patients have been discharged from hospitals and over 3.16 million samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far.

Meanwhile, the State Administration Council yesterday announced the extension of the public holiday period for one more week to Aug 8, in an effort to cut the chain of COVID-19 infections.

Min Aung Hlaing also stressed that, the military prepared to admit 39,000 patients at 1,278 patient treatment centres, while civilian units have made preparations to admit 71,500 patients at 1,453 centres and arrangements will be made to extend community COVID-19 positive centres where necessary.–



Source: NAM News Network

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