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648 new cases of Covi-19 confirmed along with two new deaths

Some 648 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded over the past 24 hours along with two new deaths attributed to Covid-19, Deputy Head of Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Phonepaseuth Xayamongkhoun told a press conference today.

The latest victims included an unvaccinated woman, 70, with underlying medical conditions in Dansavanh, Keooudom district, Vientiane province, and a 31-years-old woman, fully vaccinated, suffering from heart disease for years in Xiengvantha, Nongbok district, Khammuan Province. The cause of her death was attributed to her being late to seek the care of doctors.

The total of confirmed Covid-19 infections recorded since March 2020 has reached 35,633 including 27,671 recoveries, representing 77.65% of the total, and 52 deaths.

The new cases included 635 domestic transmissions and 13 imported cases with most of the infections recorded in Vientiane (province) 184, Vientiane 183, Luang Prabang 165, Bokeo 27, Savannakhet 21, Champassak 23, Luang Namtha 15, Borikkhamxay 16, Saravan 10, Khammuan three and Attapeu one.

Some 379 patients of Covid-19 were discharge from hospital yesterday.

There are 86 quarantine centres across the country with 2,953 people in quarantine. These facilities can receive 10,205 additional people. Meanwhile 55 hotels have been designated as quarantine centres with 1,644 people in quarantine. Some 7,960 additional people can be quarantined at these centres.

Source: Lao News Agency