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COVID-19 mortality rate drops, but infection rate remains around 30% after 5 Aug

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The mortality rate of COVID-19 drops, but the infection rate is remaining around 30 per cent after 5 August, according to the announcement of Ministry of Health.
A total of 2,904 people died in ten days. The number of COVID-19 cases had risen in Myanmar since 27 May, with over 100 to 1,500 cases reported in June.
Similarly, more than 2,000 to 6,000 people were infected with COVID-19 in July, and the number of infections increased daily. The death toll from suspected COVID-19 rose in Yangon region, with volunteers carrying at least 20 death bodies a day in July.
Likewise, the number of infection rose from four per cent to nearly 20 per cent daily. And, the death toll rose from one to 14 daily in June, it is learnt.
Around 1.75 million people have so far been vaccinated in the country of 54 million, according to the authorities.
The country has used vaccines donated by India, China and Russia. The military has also purchased two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Russia and plans to buy another seven million doses, it is learnt.
After containing the number of COVID-19 cases at the beginning of the pandemic, Myanmar is now struggling in third wave, recording 341,300 cases and 12,452 deaths.—Aye Maung/GNLM

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