There have been two additional COVID-19 cases on 26 April, bringing the total number of positive cases to 146, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Health and Sports yesterday.
The two new cases are a 32-year old resident in Kamayut Township, Yangon Region, and a 48-year old from Sagaing Town, Sagaing Region.
As of yesterday, there have been 6,673 lab specimens tested and 146 who tested positive, 5 positive cases that have passed away, 9 who have recovered and discharged from the hospital, and 10 who are recovering, said the health ministry. —MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)
COVID-19 Situation Report of Myanmar at 8:00 pm on 26 April
The National Health Laboratory (Yangon) tested the samples of 94 persons in the first group and 48 samples at the Medical Research Department (Yangon) up to 6:00 pm on 26 April 2020. All these 142 cases were tested negative.
There are a total of 146 confirmed cases in Myanmar up to 8:00 p.m. on 26 April.
Among them, 10 persons have recovered (9 persons have been discharged from the hospitals), although five persons died.
Two patients are at the intensive unit of Waibargi Hospital and the one is at South Okkalapa Hospital. The remaining patients are in good health conditions.
A total of 113 new persons are under investigation from 12 noon on 25 April to 12 noon on 26 April.
Health care for positive patients
COVID-19 Call Centre opens daily
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Containment and Emergency Response Committee has opened the COVID-19 Call Centre in Yangon. It will be opened daily.
In efforts to speed up the prevention, containment and treatment of the COVID-19 disease, the call centre is established by the four communications operators and the Blue Ocean Company with the coordination of the Medical Research Department of the Health and Sports Ministry and Post and Telecommunications Department from 8 am to 8 pm daily at the Medical Research Department in Yangon.
Over 43 staff from the Medical Research Department and 17 volunteers from the Myanmar Medical Association totally 60 workers has been working at the centre since 8th April.—MNA