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Laos records 651 new Covid-19 cases, one new death

(KPL) Laos has confirmed 651 new Covid-19 cases and one new death attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Deputy Director General of the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Dr Buaphan Khaphaphongphan told a press conference today that some 6,855 people were tested for Covid-19 and 315 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Of the new confirmed cases, 644 were classified as local infections, mostly in Luang Prabang 215, Vientiane 185, Khammuan 148, Savannakhet 35, Bokeo 25, Vientiane (province) 22, Champassak 11, Luang Namtha two and Borikhamxay one.

Seven imported cases were reported in Savannakhet five and Saravan two.

Since March 2020, the total of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has reached 30,615 including 7,102 active cases and 36 deaths.

Source: Lao News Agency