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Laos records 1,272 new Covid-19 cases, five more deaths

Some 1,272 new Covid-19 cases and five new deaths have been reported nationwide over previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 110,054 including 360 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee 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 5,405 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Of the total, 458 cases were reported in Vientiane, 169 in Oudomxay, 96 in Luang Namtha, 83 in Vientiane (province), 65 in Xieng Khuang, and 64 in Bokeo.

Some 854 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide yesterday.

Source: Lao News Agency