58 people died of COVID-19 in February

In Myanmar, about 58 people died from the COVID-19 virus in two weeks of February, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
There was a total of 58 Covid-19 deaths in February — one on 14, three on 15, four on 16, one on 17, three on 18, five on 19, four on 20, seven on 21, six on 22, five on 23, four on 24, three on 25, four on 26, five on 27 and three on 28, respectively.
Besides, there were no deaths reported in 21 days before the period from 24 January to 13 February.
When it comes to Covid-19 positivity rate in February in the country, it was 2.15 per cent on 1, 0.53 per cent on 2, and 1.45 per cent on 3. Then, it increased gradually with 5.38 per cent on 10, 6.5 per cent on 11, 7.23 per cent on 12, 8.02 per cent on 15, 10.03 per cent on 19, 10.77 per cent on 22, 12.49 per cent on 25, 10.13 per cent on 26 and 8.32 per cent on 28, respectively. In January, Myanmar is reporting about one per cent new infection on average each day, the highest daily average reported on 31 January. From 1 January to 23 January, the country reported a total of 42 new COVID-19 deaths, indicated figures from the Ministry of Health. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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