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Laos reports 1,037 new Covid-19 cases, six new deaths

Some 1,037 new Covid-19 cases and six new deaths have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 104,373 including 11,381 active cases and 305 deaths, according to National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The new confirmed cases, all classified as community infections, included 476 reported in Vientiane, 142 in Oudomxay, 68 in Luang Namtha, and 62 in Luang Prabang

Some 429 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.

Over 1.27 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine donated through COVAX Facility by France, Japan, Greek and the Netherlands arrived in Vientiane yesterday.

COVAX Facility is a global effort between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Gavi, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The vaccine package included 192,000 doses of AstraZeneca from France, 320,200 doses of AstraZeneca from Japan, 320,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson from Greek, and 460,800 does of Johnson & Johnson from the Netherlands.

Source: Lao News Agency