Myanmar Reports First Local COVID-19 Transmission in a Month

Myanmar’s first local transmission of the coronavirus in a month was detected in Rakhine State on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS).

The ministry said Sunday that a 26-year-old woman with no overseas travel history and no recorded contact with a known COVID-19 patient tested positive for the coronavirus while in isolation at the General Hospital in the Rakhine State capital, Sittwe, where she was admitted Friday after falling ill.

Prior to this case, the country’s last local transmission was reported on July 16, also in Rakhine State.