274 new Covid-19 cases reported nationwide

Some 274 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours with 220 classified as imported cases and 54 as local infections, Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today.

Most of the imported cases, dominated by as migrant workers returning from neighboring countries, were reported in Savannakhet 167, Champassak 45, Khammuan 4, Saravan 3 and Vientiane (province) 1.

The local transmissions included 18 cases reported in Bokeo, 14 in Champassak, 12 in Savannakhet, 4 in Khammuan, two in Vientiane and one each in Luang Namtha, Xayaboury, Luang Prabang and Vientiane (province).

Laos’ total of Covid-19 infections has reached 15,289 including 5,418 active cases and 14 deaths.

Covid-19 has infected more than 218 million worldwide including 693,668 new cases reported over the past 24 hours, and killed more than 4.53 million people since the first case was reported in Huhan, China in late 2019.

Source: Lao News Agency