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Laos posts 1,378 new Covid-19 cases as death toll reaches 214

Some 1,378 new Covid-19 cases and four new deaths have been reported nationwide over the previous 24 hours, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced today.

Of the new infections, 1,372 were classified as domestic infections, mostly in Vientiane with 557, Vientiane (province) 238, Xieng Khuang 101, Luang Prabang 71, Bokeo 69, Luang Namtha 59, Xaysomboun 44, Borikhamxay 32 and Huaphan 31.

The newly reported infections, detected among 5,793 people tested for Covid-19, have raised the total to 82,082 including 12,059 active cases and 214 deaths, Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference this morning.

Yesterday witnessed 664 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide.

Covid-19 has infected over 266 million people and claimed more than 5.26 million lives worldwide since the first case was reported in China in late 2019.

Source: LAO News Agency