Laos records 44 new cases

Forty-four new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours with imported cases numbering 42 and two local transmissions detected in Vientiane Province.

The 42 imported cases included twenty-one in Champassak, 17 in Savannakhet , three in Khammuan and one in Vientiane.

Laos has logged 2,400 cases of Covid-19 since March 2020. This includes 2,081 recoveries and three deaths.

Over 1.55 million people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Jul 5, 2021. The immunized include 956,535 given first dose and 595,647 given second shot.

The government has an ambitious plan to have 50 % of population vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of 2021. This means that around 3.5 million people of the total 7.16 million people (2019) in the country will be immunized against the deadly disease.

Source: Lao News Agency