Laos has recorded 685 new Covid-19 cases and two new deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 40,956 including 7,389 active cases and 67 deaths, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
Of the newly confirmed cases, 673 were classified as domestic infections and 12 as imported cases.
Deputy Director of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Dr Buaphanh Khamphaphongphan told a press conference today that the infections were detected among 5,213 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.
Some 219 patients were discharged from hospital yesterday.
The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 345, Luang Prabang 102, Vientiane (province) 75, Bokeo 35, Luang Namtha 20, Savannakhet and Oudonxay 19 each, Champassak 15, Khammuan 14, Borikhamxay 12, Xekong nine, Xaysomboun five, Saravan two and Attapeu one.
The imported cases were detected in Savannakhet and Vientiane four each, Champassak and Borikhamxay two each.
Source: Lao News Agency