211 new Covid-19 cases recorded nationwide

Some 211 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 16,576 including 4,510 active cases and 16 deaths.

Deputy Director of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference in Vientiane on Wednesday that 5,385 people were tested for Covid-19 yesterday. Of these new confirmed cases, 134 were classified as imported cases and 77 as local infections.

The imported cases included 53 reported in Savannakhet, 34 in Saravan, 16 in Vientiane, 15 in Champassak, 10 in Khammuan and six in Luang Prabang.

The local transmissions were reported in Khammuan 30, Champassak 16, Savannakhet 10, Saravan and Vientiane 7 each, Bokeo 5 and Luang Prabang 2.

Over 4.30 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Sep 7 with 2.5 million given first doses and 1.8 million given second doses, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.

Source: Lao News Agency