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Laos reports 566 new Covid-9 cases, two new deaths

Laos has confirmed 566 new Covid-9 cases and two new deaths attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The deaths included an unemployed woman, 45, in Nonsomboun, Sikhottabong district, Vientiane, who had suffered from kidney failure and received first dose of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine.

The second death was identified as an 80-years-old man, villager of Pakhed, Naxaythong district, Vientiane. He was unvaccinated against Covid-19 and had been suffering from uncontrolled status epilepticus for years.

Of the new confirmed cases, 557 were classified as local infections and nine as imported cases.

With the latest infections, the total of confirmed Covid-19 cases has reached 29,964 including 6,922 active cases and 35 deaths.

“Some 6,427 people were tested for Covid-19 and 324 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday,” Deputy Director General of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Dr Buaphan Khamphaphongphan told a press conference today.

The local infections were reported in Vientiane 246, Luang Prabang 186, Vientiane (province) 49, Savannakhet 27, Bokeo 16, Champassak 15, Khammuan six, Luang Namtha five, Xaysomboun three, Borikhamxay and Saravan two each.

The imported cases included four each in Savannakhet and Khammuan and one in Luang Prabang.

Source: Lao News Agency