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Laos reports 602 new Covid-19 cases, two new fatalities

Some 602 new Covid-19 cases and two new deaths attributed to Covid-19 have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 125,333 including 8,154 active cases and 497 deaths.

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control told a press conference today that some 4,272 samples were tested for Covid-19 yesterday. The day also witnessed 665 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals nationwide yesterday.

Of the new infections, 597 were classified as domestic transmissions and five as imported cases-two each in Vientiane and Borikhamxay and one in Savannakhet.

The domestic infections included 129 in Vientiane, 119 in Xayaboury, 77 in Borikhamxay, 50 in Vientiane (province), 37 in Xieng Khuang, 29 in Attapeu, 26 in Saravan and 23 in Khammuan.

As of Jan 17, over 4.65 million people, representing 63.38% of population in the Lao PDR, have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, over 3.81 million people, representing 52% of population have given all recommended doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccination is available nationwide at central and provincial hospitals, Chinese Temple (Vientiane), Lao ITECC (Vientiane), district hospitals, and other Covid-19 vaccination facilities designated by Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Source: Lao News Agency