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Laos records 285 new Covid-19 cases

Laos has confirmed 285 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 32,314 including 7,005 active cases and 40 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the new confirmed cases, 280 were classified as local infections mostly in Luang Prabang 101, Vientiane 83, Khammuan 24, Vientiane (province) 17, Savannakhet 15, Saravan 14, and Champassak 12.

Luang Namtha reported eight domestic cases as Bokeo did three, and Oudomxay, Xaysomboun and Borikhamxay reported one each.

Five new imported cases were reported with two each in Xayabury and Vientiane, and one in Savannakhet.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the infections were detected among 3,637 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Yesterday also witnessed 517 patients discharged from hospital.

Source: Lao News Agency