Some 358 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 23,846 including 5,441 active cases and 19 deaths, according to Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh.
Some 296 patients were discharged from hospital today.
“Of the new confirmed cases, 337 were classified as local infections and 21 as imported cases,” Dr Rattanaxay told a press conference today. “They were detected among 6,337 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.”
The local infections were detected in Vientiane 128, Luang Prabang 71, Savannakhet 35, Vientiane (Province) 24, Champassak 20, Xaysomboun 16, Borikhamxay 15, Bokeo 14, Khammuan 11 and Attapeu 3.
The imported cases included 15 in Saravan, three each in Savannakhet and Borikhamxay.
Source: Lao News Agency