The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has placed the daily number of new covid-19 cases for May 4 at 66, all linked to Case 59 who has caught the virus from two Thai men who entered the country illegally a few days before Lao New Year celebration.
The new cases included 30 in Champassak, 20 in Bokeo and 8 in Vientiane. It is the first time in days for Vientiane to record new Covid-19 infections in the single digits.
Savannakhet and Vientiane (province) reported one new case each.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 1,026 including 60 recoveries and 966 active cases.
Covid-19 has infected more than 154,200 people worldwide as 3.2 million people have died of and over 131 million people have recovered from the disease since the first case of Covid-19 was identified in China in late 2019.
Source: Lao News Agency