The head of the Chin State health department said a COVID-19 ward is being built in the herbal medical hospital in Hakha town.
Dr. Aung Ngwe San told Khonumthung News there are only five COVID-19 patients at Hakha Public Hospital, but if the caseload increases, they need somewhere else to send patients.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 disease, has infected people across the country, including Chin State. To prevent outbreaks, Dr. Aung Ngwe San said everyone needs to follow the health guidelines set by the government’s Ministry of Health and Sports.
A truck owner tested positive on October 19 at a medical checkpoint in Hakha Township with a rapid test kit. Four staying at a quarantine facility in Falam tested positive. One is a police officer, who underwent training. Two recently returned from India and the fourth returned from another state in Burma.
A total of 60 cases were confirmed in Chin state. Of these, 42 recovered and one died. There are currently 17 active cases in the state.
The Ministry of Health and Sports reported 37,205 confirmed cases, 914 deaths and 17,568 recoveries in the country at 8:00 p.m. on October 19.