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Laos reports 1,333 new Covid-19 cases, eight new fatalities

Laos has confirmed 1,333 new Covid-19 cases and eight new fatalities over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 76,496 including 186 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The newly reported deaths included four documented in Vientiane, three in Vientiane province and one in Oudomxay province.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that the newly recorded infections, all classified as domestic infections, were detected among 6,595 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

The day also witnessed some 659 patients discharged from hospital.

Of the new infections, 605 were reported in Vientiane, 83 in Luang Prabang, 82 in Khammuan, 70 in Phongsaly, 69 in Savannakhet, 61 in Champassak, 61 in Bokeo, 53 in Vientiane (province), 44 in Oudomxay, and 42 in Xayaboury.

Meanwhile, Luang Namtha reported 41 cases, Xieng Khuang documented 30, Borikhamxay reported 28, Xaysomboun detected 21, Xekong logged 17, Saravan posted 10 and Attapeu documented one.

Source: Lao News Agency