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Laos records 520 new Covid-19 cases

Laos has confirmed 520 new Covid-19 cases nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 34,518 including 6,975 active cases and 49 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that 304 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Of the new confirmed cases, detected among 5,580 tested for Covid-19, 518 were classified as domestic infections, and two as imported case – all detected in Savannakhet.

The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 289, Luang Prabang 54, Luang Namtha 47, Vientiane (province) 40, Khammuan 28, Savannakhet 15, Borikhamxay and Bokeo 11 each, Champassak eight, Saravan seven, and Xaysomboun and Xekong four each.

Source: Lao News Agency