Some 331 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded nationwide over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 19,730 including 4,596 active cases and 16 deaths.
Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the number of imported cases is decreasing, but local infections continue to rise in many provinces.
Of the new confirmed cases, 296 were classified as local infections and 35 as imported cases. The local transmissions were reported in Vientiane 176, Champassak 59, Khammuan 28, Xieng Khuang eight, Savannakhet seven, Luang Prabang and Vientiane (Province) six each, and Bokeo and Saravan three each.
The imported cases included 10 in Savannakhet, eight in Luang Prabang, seven in Khammuan, five in Champassak and three in Vientiane and two in Saravan.
Source: Lao News Agency