Detection of Omicron Cases in Myanmar

Among the laboratory samples of the COVID-19 infected people returning from foreign countries through Relief Flights, laboratory samples suspected to be Omicron were sent to the National Health Laboratory on 31 January 2022 and the SARS-CoV-2 Variant Omicron was found in 27 laboratory samples.

Until 31 January 2022, there are a total of 310 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases: 236 cases were detected from returnees from abroad and 74 cases were detected from people infected locally.

The 236 Omicron cases are 216 Myanmar nationals and 20 foreigners-35 returned from the UAE, 49 returned from Malaysia, 78 returned from India, 21 from Thailand, 18 from Philippines, 22 from Singapore, two from Russia, ten from Korea and one from Japan by Relief Flights. There are 74 Omicron cases of local infection including 48 residents from Tamu township, 20 from Kalay township, three persons who are the secondary contacts of the people from these townships, one from suspected COVID-19 patients and other two who are the family members contacting with the infected persons who returned from abroad.

  • 27 cases of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant were detected among laboratory samples which were conducted on 31 January 2022.
  • Until 31 January 2022, there are 310 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases in total: 236 cases were detected from returnees from abroad and 74 cases were detected from people infected locally.
engdate: 
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 17:00
month: 
February, 2022