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Laos posts 1,510 new Covid-19 cases, four new deaths

Laos has confirmed 1,510 new cases, detected among 5,627 people tested for Covid-19, and four new deaths attributed to the virus over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Some 1,509 were classified as community spread and one as imported infection.

Most of the domestic infections were reported in Vientiane 856, Luang Prabang 134, Vientiane (province) 107, Xayaboury 74, and Bokeo 70, Savannakhet 63 and Champassak 48.

Forty-two domestic transmissions were recorded in Oudomxay, 36 in Borikhamxay, 21 in Huaphan, 13 in Xekong, 12 in Saravan, 11 in Luang Namtha, six in Phongsaly, five each in Khammuan and Xieng Khuang, and three each in Attapeu and Xaysomboun.

Laos has logged 68,832 cases of Covid-19 since the first case was detected in the country in late March 2020. The total includes 147 deaths and 10,981 active cases.

Some 761 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Source: Lao News Agency