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COVID-19 infections reach 1968

) The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the Lao PDR has reached 1,968 with 6 new cases recorded on Jun 7, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The latest daily infections included four imported cases – three in Savannakhet and one in Champassak – and one new case of community transmission in the capital city of Vientiane.

Some 1,720 patients of Covid-19 have recovered from the disease with three deaths recorded since the first case was detected in the country more than one year ago. Six patients were discharged from hospital today.

“As for the Covid-19 situation in the Lao PDR in the past two weeks, Covid-19 infections in Vientiane and other provinces have showed a declining trend. However, new cases are reported every day, especially in Vientiane where community transmissions continue to be recorded and infections tend to happen with family members and closed ones because some infected people don’t show any symptoms and therefore still live normal life,” Dr Phonepaseuth Xayamoungkhoun, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health told a press conference on Monday.

Source: Lao News Agency