As of Oct 12, the number of people infected with dengue virus has reached over 7,100, according to the Deputy Director of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Latsamy Vongkhamxao.
Vientiane is hard hit by dengue fever with over 1,600 cases reported since the beginning of 2020 followed by Borikhamxay 827 cases, Bokeo 698 and Vientiane (province) 684.
Some 12 people have died of dengue fever including four in Vientiane, two each in Borikhamxay and Khammuan, and one each in Xayaboury, Xieng Khuang, Savannakhet and Phongsaly.
Yesterday witnessed 45 people testing positive to dengue fever in the Lao PDR. No dengue related casualties were reported.
Source: Lao News Agency