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140 new Covid-19 cases, one death reported

Laos has logged 140 new cases and one new death attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours with the total reaching 141,441 including 2,259 active cases and 613 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The newly infections were detected among 2,504 people tested for Covid-19.

Some 283 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide yesterday, according to Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay.

Of the new confirmed cases, 132 were classified as domestic infections and eight as imported cases.

The local infections were reported in Vientiane with 34, Attapeu 16, Huaphan 14, Xieng Khuang 13 and Phongsaly 10.

As of Feb 22, over 4.8 million people, representing 66% of population in the country, have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, about 4.2 million people, 58.26% of population, have received all recommended doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

“From the beginning of March, children aged 6-11 years old will be given Covid-19 vaccine,” said Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay.

Source: Lao News Agency