Asia Pacific Regional Humanitarian Update

Situation Report
Myanmar — Emergency Response

Myanmar: COVID-19 Update

A total of 24,763 COVID-19 cases were reported countrywide between 9 and 15 August. At least 1,487 deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported during the same period, with Mandalay, Bago and Shan having the most new cases. The number of tests remains limited, so the reported numbers should be interpreted with a degree of caution.

Vaccinations for those in the priority list, including senior citizens aged above 65, health care workers and volunteers, have reportedly resumed in many parts of the country since early August. The ongoing stay-at-home orders and school closures continue to be effective in a total of 110 townships across the country to contain the spread of COVID-19 cases, while the public holiday period, which was first announced to be effective starting from 17 July, has been extended for one more week to 22 August.

Overall, access to health facilities remains considerably challenging. Partners are working to support access to care for COVID-19 and other essential services. Source: WHO