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Laos records 1,004 new Covid-19 cases, five new deaths

Laos has recorded 1,004 new cases of Covid-19 and five new deaths over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 77,500 including 12,170 active cases and 191 deaths, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported today.

The newly reported deaths included four documented in Vientiane, three in Vientiane (province) and one in Oudomxay.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference today that the newly recorded infections were detected among 6,595 people tested for Covid-19.

Some 674 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Of the new infections, only seven were classified as imported infections.

Most of the domestic infections were reported in Vientiane at 223, Vientiane (province) 107, Luang Prabang 93, Borikhamxay 71, Attapeu 64, Savannakhet 57, Champassak 52, Xaysomboun 45 and Bokeo 43.

Meanwhile, 40 each were recorded in Huaphan, Luang Namtha and Oudomxay, 36 in Xayaboury, 34 in Xieng Khuang, 31 in Phongsaly, 13 in Khammuan, five in Saravan and three in Xekong.

Source: Lao News Agency