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Laos records 657 new Covid-19 cases, five new deaths

Laos has confirmed 657 new Covid-19 cases and five new deaths attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 32,971 including 7,167 active cases and 45 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that 268 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Of the new confirmed cases, detected among 5,911 people tested for Covid-19 nationwide, 656 were classified as domestic infections, and one as imported case – documented in Savannakhet.

The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 239, Vientiane (province) 155, Khammuan 126, Luang Prabang 72, Borikhamxay 25, Xaysomboun 16, Savannakhet and Champassak nine each, Saravan four and Bokeo one.

Source: Lao News Agency