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Laos records 873 new Covid-19 cases, three new deaths

Laos has confirmed 873 new Covid-19 cases and three new deaths over the past twenty-four hours, bringing the total to 41,829 including 7,695 active cases and 70 deaths, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Of these new infections, 871 were classified as domestic infections and two as imported cases – all were reported in Savannakhet.

The highest number of domestic infections was reported in Vientiane 427, Luang Namtha 172, Vientiane (province) 105, Luang Prabang 58, Bokeo 40, Oudomxay 16, Khammuan 15, Borikhamxay 12, Xekong seven, Savannakhet six, Champassak five, Xaysomboun four, Saravan three and Xieng Khuang one.

Deputy Director of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Heath, Dr Buaphanh Khamphaphongphan told a press conference today that the infections were detected among 5,415 people tested for Covid-19 on Monday.

Source: Lao News Agency