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1,209 new Covid-19 cases reported nationwide

Some 1,209 new Covid-19 cases and five new deaths have been recorded nationwide over the previous 24 hours, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported today.

Detected among 10,593 people tested for Covid-19, the newly reported infections have raised the total to 83,291 including 12,100 active cases and 219 deaths.

Yesterday witnessed 488 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide, Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference this morning.

The new infections-all classified as domestic infections – included 687 cases documented in Vientiane, 80 in Bokeo, 75 in Luang Namtha, 60 in Oudomxay, 54 in Luang Prabang, 41 each in Savannakhet and Champassak, 36 in Vientiane (province) and 29 in Xayaboury.

Meanwhile, 22 each were documented in Borikhamxay and Xaysomboun, 19 in Xekong, nine in Xieng Khuang, eight in Phongsaly, seven each in Huaphan, Khammuan and Saravan and five in Attapeu.

Covid-19 has infected over 267 million people and claimed more than 5.27 million lives worldwide since the first case was reported in China in late 2019, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Source: Lao News Agency