Man Dies in Taunggyi Quarantine Facility

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A 23-year-old man died while quarantined in the hospital in Taunggyi, southern Shan State on Tuesday morning.

Photo by Taunggyi Youth Sao San Htun Hospital Taunggyi
Photo by Taunggyi Youth : Sao San Htun Hospital Taunggyi

The man had returned to Taunggyi from Myawaddy in Karen State, and arrived in Sao San Htun Hospital on Monday complaining of fatigue and a dry cough.

“The reason why he passed away is still unknown,” Dr. Wai Wai Mon, who is working in the hospital, told SHAN. “When he arrived in hospital, he had a cough and was tired. We already took a swab from him and sent it to the laboratory. I think we will get the results tomorrow.”

Dr. Wai Wai Mon said that the swab test for COVID-19 had been sent to the National Health Laboratory in Yangon.

In Sao San Htun Hospital, there is one confirmed case of COVID-19 and two suspected cases.

The man’s death is the second in a Taunggyi quarantine in a week. A woman died on September 5 after suffering a high fever and a stroke.

As of September 8, Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports had reported 1,610 confirmed cases of COVID-19, eight deaths and 388 recoveries.

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