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People urged to be cautious during Pi Mai as Covid-19 infections keep rising

Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health Dr Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh has called on people across the country to be cautious and comply with anti-Covid-19 measures, avoiding crowded places and mass gatherings during the celebration of upcoming Pi Mai Lao, or Lao New Year B.E. 2565.

The past one week witnessed 15,342 new Covid-19 infections recorded nationwide at a rate of over 2,000 cases per day, according to Dr Rattanaxay.

Daily cases of Covid-19 are expected to double during the celebration of Lao New Year which falls annually on Apr 14-16.

Some 1,038 new Covid-19 cases and three new fatalities attributed to Covid-19 have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 184,598 including 5,434 active cases and 682 deaths.

The new daily transmissions were detected among 2,384 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday. Of the new confirmed cases, 1,021 were classified as domestic infections and 17 as imported cases.

On Sunday, some 426 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals nationwide.

The highest number of domestic transmissions was respectively recorded in Vientiane with 516 cases, Savannakhet 104, Khammuan 63, Vientiane (province) 60, Xayaboury 43 and Borikhamxay 38.

Source: Lao News Agency