Live COVID-19 updates: Myanmar reports 201 more cases, 2,796 in total

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BEIJING, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) — The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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YANGON — Myanmar reported 201 more new COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

The newly confirmed cases brought the number of infection cases of COVID-19 in the country to 2,796 in total.

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BOGOTA — A total of 6,876 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Colombia over the past 24 hours, bringing the national count to 708,964, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll rose by 216 to 22,734, it said.

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SANTIAGO — The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that it will tighten health controls in the capital during the national holidays on Sept. 17-19 to avoid possible outbreak of COVID-19.

“Today we are presenting in the metropolitan region 100 new officers who will monitor events, especially at those critical points where there may be crowds,” Paula Daza, the country’s undersecretary of public health, told local media.

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BEIJING — The National Health Commission said Sunday that 13 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland Saturday.

There were 151 patients still being treated, including one in severe condition, the commission said in its daily report.

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BEIJING — The Chinese mainland reported 10 new imported COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,635, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Of the new imported cases, three were reported in Shanghai, two in Zhejiang, and one each in Tianjin, Henan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Shaanxi, the commission said in its daily report.

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WUHAN — The airport in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, once hard hit during the COVID-19 epidemic, saw its numbers of domestic passenger flights as well as passengers return to the levels a year ago on Friday, the airport operator said Saturday.

The Wuhan Tianhe International Airport handled 64,700 passengers and 500 domestic passenger flights Friday, also the highest daily levels since the airport resumed domestic passenger services since April 8, said the Hubei Airports Group.

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