H1N1 takes another eight lives

05 July 2019
H1N1 takes another eight lives
People walk in front of Yangon General Hospital in Yangon. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Eight more people have died of seasonal influenza H1N1 in Myanmar, bringing the total death toll to 29 so far, said a statement from the Health and Sports Ministry, Xinhua reported.

From Jan. 1 to July 4 this year, Yangon region topped the list with 23 deaths, followed by Ayeyarwady region with three deaths, Sagaing region with two deaths and Mon state with one.

According to the ministry's figures, 141 people have contracted the influenza virus out of 402 suspected patients. Most of them were young children and elderly who had suffered from chronic illnesses.