Laos experiences another day with high number of Covid-19 cases

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has placed the number of Covid-19 cases recorded today at 85 including 69 in Vientiane and seven in Bokeo and three in Savannakhet.

Vientiane (province) and Xayaboury record two new cases each today as Champassak and Oudomxay have one new case each.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 757 including 706 active cases and 51 recoveries.

Vientiane is hard hit by Covid-19 with 508 cases recorded, followed by Champassak 93, Bokeo 31, Savannakhet 25, Luang Prabang 14, Vientiane (province) 10, Luang Namtha 6, Saravan 5, Oudomxay 4, Phongsaly 3, Xayaboury 3, Borikhamxay 2, Khammuan 1 and Xieng Khuang 1.

“I would like to ask those whose samples have been collected for Covid-19 testing to quarantine themselves at home, isolating themselves from other family members, avoid leaving their house. Negative test result doesn’t mean you have no opportunities to get infected. Please pay attention to complying with preventive measures the Taskforce committee has imposed to protect yourselves, family and community from Covid-19,” said Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meuangpak at a press conference in Vientiane today.

Source: Lao News Agency