Over 4.5 million people vaccinated against Covid-19

Over 24.5 million people across the country have been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of Sep 12, 2021, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health under the Ministry of Health.

Of the vaccinated, over 2.66 million people were given first doses and over 1.86 million given second doses.

Some 127 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded nationwide over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total to 17,682 including 4,414 active cases and 16 deaths.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Latsamy Vongkhamxao told a press conference in Vientiane today that 3,985 people were tested for Covid-19 yesterday.

Of these new confirmed cases, 73 were classified as imported cases and 54 as local infections. The imported cases included 30 in Khammuan, 24 in Savannakhet, 11 in Vientiane, six in Saravan and two in Luang Prabang.

The local infections were reported in Vientiane 24, Champassak 13, Khammuan 9, Savannakhet and Saravan 4 each.

Source: Lao News Agency