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Laos logs 467 new Covid-19 cases, one new death

Some 467 new Covid-19 cases have been confirmed nationwide over the past 24 hours along with one new death attributed to Covid-19, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Since March 2020, the total of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 34,985 including 7,042 active cases and 50 deaths.

Deputy Director General of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Dr Buaphan Khaphaphongphan told a press conference today that the new confirmed cases, detected among 5,717 tested for Covid-19, included 449 domestic infections, and 18 imported cases.

Some 306 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 232, Luang Prabang 57, Luang Namtha 49, Khammuan 27, Saravan 25, Champassak 18, Savannakhet 17, Borikhamxay 15, Vientiane (province) six, and Bokeo three.

The imported cases included 11 in Champassak, four in Savannakhet and three in Xayaboury.

Source: Lao News Agency