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Laos reports 959 new Covid-19 cases, one more death

Some 959 new Covid-19 cases and one fatality have been recorded over the previous 24 hours, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported today.

The new infections have brought the total to 45,020 including 8,262 active cases, and 77 deaths, according to the National Taskforce Committee.

Deputy Director General of the National Centre for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Dr Buaphanh Khamphaphongphan told a press conference today that the newly recorded infections were detected among 8,394 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Of the new cases, 948 were classified as domestic infections and 11 as imported cases. The domestic infections were recorded in Vientiane 415, Luang Namtha 184, Luang Prabang 86, Vientiane (province) 74, Khammuan 42, Savannakhet, Oudomxay and Bokeo 27 each, Champassak 23, Borikhamxay 19, Xekong 12, Saravan seven, Xayabury three and Xaysomboun one. The imported cases included ten in Savannakhet and one in Vientiane.

Source: Lao News Agency