Taninthayi Region reports over 7,800 COVID-19 cases with over 300 deaths


Taninthayi Region reported on over 7,800 COVID-19 cases in the third wave of coronavirus, with over 300 deaths, according the official data of the Ministry of Health.
In Taninthayi region, Dawei saw the highest number of COVID-19 confirmed cases while Myeik saw the highest number of deaths. As of 15 August, there were 7,897 COVID-19 cases and 318 deaths in 10 townships in Taninthayi region.
“Since August, a total of 10 deaths were reported daily in Myeik. Some died at the hospital while some died at home. People who die at home are listed as suspect cases. Later, people who died at home in the ward are tested the cause of death whether they die of COVID-19 or not. The death body that died of COVID-19 is to be cremated or buried as quickly as possible in accordance with COVID-19 rules and regulation,” said a volunteer from Myeik.
In Taninthayi, Dawei has so far seen 1,879 COVID-19 cases and 90 deaths while Myeik saw 1,666 COVID-19 cases and 111 deaths.
Three districts in Taninthayi region: Dawei, Myeik and Kawthaung have the highest rate of COVID-19 infection and death.
Due to the high rate of infection, some villages in those three districts have restricted in and out of the villagers while the some villages are no longer allowed to stay overnight travellers.—ACM/GNLM

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