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Laos reports 454 new Covid-19 cases

Some 454 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded nationwide over the past 24 hours with the total rising to 25,978 including 19,399 active cases and 22 deaths.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today that of the new confirmed cases, 450 were classified as local infections and four as imported cases.

Some 326 patients were discharged from hospital today.

The local infections were detected in Vientiane 166, Luang Prabang 90, Bokeo 81, Savannakhet 34, Champassak 24, Vientiane (Province) 16, Xaysomboun 15, Borikhamxay 13, Saravan six, Luang Namtha four and Xieng Khuang one.

Only four imported cases were reported and all were in Savannakhet, according to Dr. Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh.

Source: Lao News Agency