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Over 1,800 new cases of Covid-19, three new deaths recorded nationwide

Laos has posted 1,842 new Covid-19 cases and three new fatalities attributed to Covid-19 over the past 24 hours with the total caseload rising to 192,860 including 4,763 active cases and 690 deaths, Covid-19 Taskforce Committee told a press conference this morning.

Vientiane recorded 1,123 cases of domestic infections as Savannakhet documented 86, Vientiane (province) posted 64, Khammuan, Saravan and Xekong logged 55 each and Attapeu documented 48.

Of the new infections, detected among 4,097 samples tested for Covid-19 yesterday, only 35 were classified as imported cases.

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