For the First Time, Myanmar Confirms Case of Omicron Subvariant BA.2

Suara.com – Cases of Covid-19 variant Omicron subvariant BA.2 threaten Southeast Asia, after Myanmar reported its first findings.

Myanmar’s Ministry of Health confirmed the first 31 cases of Omicron subvariant BA.2 on Friday (18/3), amid an increase in Covid-19 cases.

The case, which was found in 31 patients suspected of being positive for COVID-19, was tested on March 15, he said.

As of March 18, the Southeast Asian country had reported 608,384 cases, with 19,420 COVID-19 deaths.

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Myanmar illustration (between)
Myanmar illustration (between)

So far, 562,905 COVID-19 patients in Myanmar have been discharged from hospitals and as of Friday the daily positive case rate was recorded at 3.04 percent.

Global COVID-19 Updates

Today’s global Covid-19 update shows that several countries are intensifying their elderly Covid-19 vaccinations, as did China, which learned from the spike in cases experienced by Hong Kong.

Currently in the world new infections for Covid-19 are still emerging, citing Worldometers data, Saturday (19/3/2022) there were 1.6 million people who were newly infected with Covid-19.

Now the world shows there are 62.5 million active cases or the number of people in the world who can still transmit Covid-19 to others.

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A total of 467 million people have been infected with Covid-19. In addition, the world’s death toll is a total of 6 million people died since the start of the pandemic.