Yesterday, a sister and friend of a COVID-19 patient tested positive in Taunggyi, capital of Shan State.
“At least 12 people had contact with the male patient before he developed COVID-19 in Taunggyi. And we tested all of them,” Dr Zawana Ko, deputy head of Shan State Public Health Department, told SHAN.
After the patient from Yay Aye Kwin ward lost his sense of smell, he was tested at the hospital on Tuesday, November 17 with a rapid test kit.
On November 18, ten cases were detected in southern Shan State.
According to the government’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) the same day there were 1,592 cases reported across Burma, 490 were discharged from the hospital, while 24 died of the disorder.
On November 19, there were a total of 74,882 confirmed cases in the country since the virus was first detected in late March, while 55,633 have recovered from the disease and 1,676 died.