A woman in Myanmar wears face mask to prevent the spread of influenza infection.
(Photo: The Myanmar Times)

Hanoi (VNA) - Death toll caused by seasonal influenza, A (H1N1) pdm09, rose to 71 across Myanmar on July 24 as the figure was unveiled by the Public Health Department under the Ministry of Health and Sports on July 25.

From January to July 24 this year, the department was quoted by Xinhua as reporting 337 laboratory confirmed H1N1 cases.

During this period, Yangon region registered the highest mortality rate with 56 people. Three deaths were registered in Mon state and one in Kachin state.

Of the total deaths, 57 deaths were people who suffered from seasonal influenza H1N1 with co-morbid conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases and other immune-deficiency conditions.

This year's death toll broke the record of 2017 when there were 38 deaths and at least 400 infected people registered nationwide.-VNA