Chin State sees more new cases of COVID-19
18 October 2020
Six individuals infected through local contacts and one returnee from India tested positive for COVID-19 in Chin State, according to the Chin Health Department.
The swab test results of the seven patients, who are four females in Mindat, two males in Falam, and one male in Tonzang, were confirmed yesterday, and are now being isolated in the respective towns.
Currently, there are 16 COVID-19 positive cases in Chin State, the country’s least developed and mountainous region sharing international borders with India and Bangladesh.
Dr. Tluang Cung Thang, the head of the Falam General Hospital, indicated yesterday that there was a new positive case in Falam. However, the official data has not yet been released.
The data published on 16 October 2020 by the Chin State Health Department shows that 55 individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 since 23 March this year. It also said that the health staff in eight townships are now able to conduct swab tests for people arriving in each township, using Rapid Antigen Diagnostic Tests.
In Myanmar, the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Chin State in late March 2020, with a Chin US citizen visiting his native place in Tedim Township.#