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Over 600 new Covid-19 cases, two new deaths confirmed

Some 619 new cases of Covid-19 and two new fatalities have been confirmed over the previous 24 hours with 593 classified as domestic infections and 26 imported cases.

The total caseload of Covid-19 accumulated since late March 2020 is 204,893 including over 1,500 active cases and 732 deaths.

Vientiane continues to lead provinces with the higher number of Covid-19 infections at 365, followed by Vientiane (province) 43, Savannakhet 30, Xayaboury 22, Xekong 21, Khammuan 19 and Attapeu 18.

On Friday, some 266 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide.

Dr. Sisavath Soutthanilaxay, Deputy Director General, Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health said that over 5.75 million people across the country have been given with at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. The vaccinated represents 78.50% of population in the country. Meanwhile over 4.78 million people, 64.21 % of population, have been given all recommended doses of the vaccine.

Source: Lao News Agency