Among 13 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed over the weekend by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), one was found in the Shan State capital of Taunggyi.
The individual, referred to as Patient 652, had contact with Patient 477 on August 25.
The case is a local transmission, with the patient, a 42-year-old woman, having no history of travel abroad.
According to Dr. Myint Thein, head of Taunggyi’s Sao San Htun Hospital, was completing an at-home quarantine when she tested positive for the coronavirus.
“She will be transferred into Sao San Htun hospital at around 8:00 a.m. today. I don’t know the exact details,” Dr. Myint Thein told SHAN on Saturday.
Six people who had contact with Patient 477 in Phayar Phyu Ward in Taunggyi are undergoing home quarantine.
Patient 477 traveled from Taunggyi to Yangon on August 2.
SHAN called Shan State health department offices for further information but received no response at the time of reporting.
On Saturday, the MoHS reported 656 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Burma, with 349 recoveries and six deaths.