Over 90 people die from COVID-19 in Pantanaw

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Over 90 people have died of COVID-19 in Pantanaw township, Maubin district in Ayeyawady region as the country struggles with a third wave of the COVID-19, said U Hsan Bo, the chairman of Pantanaw Township Administration Body.
From the first week of June to 4 August, Pantanaw township registered 529 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 340 recoveries and 98 total deaths. Currently, about 91 patients are undergoing coronavirus treatment, according to the COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee in Pantanaw Township.
“In Pantanaw township, there have been 529 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 98 deaths. Most of the COVID-19 deaths have been people who are over 50 years old. The patients come to the hospital, but it was too late to start efficient treatment. That is the reason why the death rate is rising. Some of the positive patients who are currently infected need oxygen,” said U Hsan Bo.
Those confirmed patients are currently undergoing medical treatment at the COVID-19 treatment centres – Pantanaw township public hospital and temporary quarantine centre of sports ground, religious temple and related station hospitals.
Under the supervision of the COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee in Pantanaw Township, the COVID-19 vaccination is being administered to people aged 65 and above. So far, a total of 2,822 vaccine doses have been administered.
All residents from Pantanaw township must wear masks, use hand gels and undergo body temperature checks. They must also keep a social distance from each other, according to the Ministry of Health. — Lu Lay/GNLM

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