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615 new Covid-19 cases, one new death recorded

Some 615 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed nationwide over the past 24 hours along with one new death attributed to the deadly virus Covid-19, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The latest Covid-19 victim was a 75-years-old villager of Phoukhaokham, Keo-Oudom district, Vientiane (province). She was unvaccinated against Covid-19 and had been suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure for many years and becoming bedridden for several months.

To date, the total of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 36,248 including 7,088 active cases and 53 deaths.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference today that the new confirmed cases, detected among 5,741 tested for Covid-19, included 612 domestic infections, and three imported cases-all documented in the southern province of Savannakhet.

Some 381 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

The domestic infections were recorded in Luang Prabang 229, Vientiane 114, Vientiane (province) 98, Khammuan and Bokeo 48 each, Luang Namtha 26, Xaysomboun 18, Borikhamxay 14, Champassak 12, Savannakhet three and Saravan two.

Source: Lao News Agency