Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Muse town in northern Shan State on Tuesday.
The new patients are truck drivers who tested positive for the coronavirus while in quarantine, according to Thaung Tun, who is working with the Muse Garuna Social Volunteer Team.
“They will be transferred to the hospital. Another five people who had contact with these positive patients, are also staying in a quarantine facility,” Thaung Tun told SHAN.
The new cases bump Muse’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 22.
Head of the health department in nearby Lashio, Dr. Hla Tun, said that one new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the township on October 19, a 29-year-old woman who had returned from China through the Muse border crossing.
“She worked in Wan Kyein in China for one-and-half years. She stayed in a quarantine facility when she returned from China,” Dr. Hla Tun told SHAN.
On Monday, the Shan State government had reported that there were 78 confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state, one death, and 51 recoveries in total.
Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports has announced there are 38,502 confirmed cases of the virus, 18,147 recoveries, and 945 deaths, as of Tuesday evening.