Myeik district reports over 1,200 COVID-19 cases


Myeik district is reporting over 1,200 cases of COVID-19 in the last six months of 2021, with the highest spike and death toll since the third wave of the virus.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to over 1,200 in the last six months at Myeik district in the Taninthayi region. Those townships in Myeik district are Myeik, Kyungsu, Palaw and Taninthayi.
Of the four townships in Myeik district, Myeik registered the highest infected rate with 780 cases, followed by Kyungsu with 170 incidences.
With the rising number of COVID-19, the COVID-19 preventive health checkpoints to screen the travellers are opened at the entrance gate of some townships in the Myeik district.
“From 30 July to 2 August, over 20 people have died in Myeik township during the current outbreak. The charity organizations immediately offered cremation on behalf of family members. Currently, the COVID-19 infected patients are being provided treatment at Myeik public hospital, children hospital and Tatmadaw hospital. The fever clinics are also opened, said a volunteer from the Myeik charity organization.
As of 1 August, ten townships from the Taninthayi region have reported over 4,700 infections and over 100 deaths from COVID-19. — Aye Maung/GNLM

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