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Laos reports over 2,000 new cases of Covid-19, three new deaths

Laos has logged 2,033 new Covid-19 cases and three new fatalities attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours with the total caseload rising to 191,018 including 4,857 active cases and 687 deaths, Covid-19 Taskforce Committee told a press conference this morning.

Vientiane continued to record the higher number of domestic infections with 1,069 cases documented in the capital city, followed by Xayaboury 244, Luang Prabang 104, Vientiane (province) 86, Savannakhet 80 and Khammuan 66.

The new infections were detected among 4,827 samples tested for Covid-19 yesterday. Some 321 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide on Wednesday.

As of Apr 6, over 5.5 million people, representing 77.06% of population in the country, have been vaccinated with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, the number of those fully vaccinated against the coronavirus currently stands at 4.4 million, accounting for 62.04% of the population, and those given a booster shot represent 17% of the population.

Source: Lao News Agency