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Laos logs over 2,200 new Covid-19 infections, two new deaths

Some 2,212 new cases of Covid-19 and two new fatalities attributed to the Coronavirus have been recorded over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference today that the new infections were detected among 5,277 samples tested for Covid-19 nationwide on Thursday.

The new daily cases included 2,193 domestic transmissions and 19 imported cases with Vientiane reporting the largest number of domestic infections of 1,022 followed by Khammuan 157, Xayaboury 151, Savannakhet 144, Saravan 138, and Xieng Khuang 91.

The total caseload of Covid-19 in the Lao PDR has reached 164,078 including 654 deaths and 4,830 active cases.

As of Mar 24, over 5.5 million people, equivalent to 76.03% of population in the country, have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, the number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 currently reaches over 4.4 million people, accounting for 60.58% of the population, and those given a booster shot has shared 16.60% of the population.

Source: Lao News Agency