By SAI HSENG LENG / SHAN
A confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified in southern Shan State’s Hsihseng Township this week.
Dr. Zawana, the deputy head of the Shan State Health Department, said that the patient lives in Hsai Khao village, and tested positive on September 15.
“He is a 53-year-old man. He has three family members,” Dr Zawana told SHAN, adding that these relatives would be tested shortly. “He will be transferred to Sao San Htun hospital [in Taunggyi],” the doctor added.
The individual arrived in Taunggyi after traveling from Yangon by bus on September 2, before heading to Seng Hkong village. He then completed a period of at-home quarantine, during which he tested positive.
The man is the second in Hsai Khaoto have contracted the coronavirus during the current pandemic. Burma’s 245th COVID-19 patient, who tested positive on June 9, was also a resident of the village.
As of September 17, Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports had reported 3,894 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 46 deaths and 908 recoveries.