Flash alert – Covid-19 Pandemic in Myanmar: Details of 31 December Cases  

Friday 1 January, 2020   


Yesterday evening at 20:00 hrs, the MoHS announced that 890 new Covid-19 cases had been identified. However, today, the MoHS acknowledged a mistake. Those 890 cases actually cumulated: 

  • 123 cases tested in Mandalay Region on 30 December, which had not been taken into account in the 30 December report 
  • The cases for the whole country for 31 December, i.e. 767 cases. 

    The updated number of cases nationwide are as follows: 

  • 710 cases on 30 December instead of 587, as first announced 
  • 767 cases on 31 December instead of 890, as first announced 
Since the beginning of the second wave, on 16 August, 124,256 cases have been tested across Myanmar. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, 124,630 people have been contaminated, and a total of 2,682 people have died of Covid-19. At 18:30 Hrs today, the MoHS released the spatial breakdown of those 767 cases:   

Yangon Region 


Mon State 


Mandalay Region 


Tanintharyi Region 


Ayeyarwaddy Region 


Kachin State 

Bago Region 


Magway Region 

Sagaing Region 


Rakhine State 



Kayah State 

Shan State 


Chin State 



In Yangon Region, 228 new cases were reported, i.e. 81,321 cases since 16 August. Yesterday, the main surge took place in Mingaladon (+21 cases), Shwe Pyi Thar (+17) and South Dagon (+16). North Okkalapa and Mingaladon remain the most-affected townships, with more than 5,500 cases each.    

In Mandalay Region, 175 new cases were reported, i.e. 13,180 cases since 16 August. Yesterday, the main surge took place in Patheingyi (+32 cases), Maha Aung Myay (+20) and Pyi Gyi Takone (+19). Chan Aye Tharzan, Aung Myay Tharzan and Maha Aung Myay Townships remain the most-affected areas, with more than 1,500 cases each.  

Nation-wide Summary      

Total cases since March  


Total confirmed cases in second wave (since 16 August)    


Hospitalized cases            





Questions or further request for information can be directed towards 

Martin Michalon, Head of Risk Management, at m.michalon@exera.asia