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Over 2,100 new cases of Covid-19, two new deaths reported nationwide

Some 2,115 new Covid-19 cases and two new fatalities attributed to Covid-19 have been reported over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 188,985 including 4,900 active cases and 684 deaths.

Deputy Director General of the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health Dr Buaphanh Khamphaphongphan told a press conference on Wednesday that the highest number of domestic transmissions was documented in Vientiane with 1,167 cases, followed by Vientiane (province) 107, Savannakhet 86, Luang Prabang 77, and Borikhamxay 72.

The new infections were detected among 4,631 samples tested for Covid-19 yesterday. Of the new infections, 2,088 were classified as domestic transmissions and 27 as imported cases. On Tuesday, some 528 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide.

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 people 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

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