Laos has confirmed 1,645 new Covid-19 cases, including one imported, and seven fatalities over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 86,148 including 231 deaths, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported Dec 10.
Of the new infections, 924 were reported in Vientiane, 141 in Luang Namtha, 108 in Oudomxay, 84 in Bokeo, 70 in Xieng Khuang, 64 in Luang Prabang, and 48 in Vientiane (province).
The newly reported deaths included two documented in Vientiane, three in Bokeo and two in Luang Prabang.
Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the newly recorded infections were detected among 6,734 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.
Some 751 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.
Globally, over 268 million have been infected with Covid-19 since the first case was detected in China’s Wuhan in late 2019. The number includes 5.28 million deaths. Meanwhile, 8.32 billion people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Source: Lao News Agency