Laos has confirmed 1,401 new Covid-19 cases and four fatalities over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 58,798 including 116 deaths, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported today.
The newly reported deaths included three documented in Vientiane and one in Luang Prabang.
Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the newly recorded infections were detected among 7,703 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday. The day also witnessed some 533 patients discharged from hospital.
Of the new infections, 1,391 were classified as domestic infections and ten as imported cases with the domestic infections reported in Vientiane 574 , Luang Prabang 151, Phongsaly 146, Vientiane (province) 136, Bokeo 118, Xayaboury 86, Champassak 63 and Oudomxay 23.
Meanwhile, 21 were recorded in Savannakhet, 17 in Luang Namtha, 14 each in Borikhamxay and Xekong, ten in Saravan, eight in Xaysomboun, five in Attapeu, three in Xieng Khuang and two in Huaphan.
Source: Lao News Agency