Laos reports 166 new Covid-19 cases

Some 166 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 16,742 including 4,219 active cases and 16 deaths. Some 4,322 people were tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference in Vientiane on Thursday that since the beginning of August, some 121 frontline officials have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Champassak, Savannakhet, Khammuan and Vientiane.

Of these new confirmed cases, 84 were classified as imported cases and 82 as local infections.

The imported cases were reported in Savannakhet 35, Vientiane 23, Luang Prabang 10, Champassak 7, Khammuan 6 and Saravan 3 as the local transmissions were reported in Khammuan 36, Champassak 13, Bokeo 11, Saravan 9, Savannakhet 5, Luang Namth and Vientiane 3 each and Luang Prabang 2.

Source: Lao News Agency