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Laos reports 999 new Covid-19 cases, one more death

Laos has logged 999 new cases, detected among 4,793 people tested for Covid-19, and one new death attributed to the deadly virus over the past 24 hours, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the new confirmed cases, 995 were classified as domestic infections and four as imported cases -two in Huaphan and one each in Savannakhet and Saravan.

Most of the domestic transmissions were reported in Vientiane 407, Luang Prabang 123, Vientiane (province) 108, Phongsaly 73, and Bokeo 63. Meanwhile Champassak reported 45, Borikhamxay logged 37 and Xayaboury posted 35 domestic infections.

The newly reported infections have raised the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country to 63,159 including 132 deaths and 11,490 active cases.

Some 463 patients were discharged from hospital nationwide yesterday, Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference today.

Source: Lao News Agency