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Covid-19 vaccination reaches 66.03%

Over 4.84 million people, representing 66.03% of population in the country, have been vaccinated with at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Some 4.28 million people, equivalent to 58.42% of the population, have been given all recommended doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, the vaccination of children aged between 12 and 17 with at least one dose has reached 5.48 million.

Covid-19 infection in the Lao PDR is trending downward with an average of less than 300 per day. However, some provinces have a higher infection ratio as compared to the number of samples collected for Covid-19 test.

Yesterday, Attapeu reported 12 new infections out of 26 samples tested. Meanwhile, Borikhamxay reported 41 transmissions out of 181 samples, and Xaysomboun documented 9 cases out of 24 samples tested for Covid-19.

Laos has reported 239 new cases and one new death attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours with the total reaching 141,933 including 1,629 active cases and 617 deaths.

The newly infections were detected among 2,684 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday. Of the new confirmed cases, 198 were classified as domestic infections including 53 cases in Vientiane, 34 in Borikhamxay, 29 in Savannakhet, 16 in Huaphan and 12 in Attapeu.

Wednesday witnessed 294 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide.

Source: Lao News Agency