Tuesday witnessed 49 new cases of covid-19 recorded nationwide including 26 cases in Bokeo, 15 in Champassack and 8 in Vientiane.
Laos has recorded 1,687 cumulative cases, 686 recoveries and two deaths of covid-19 since the first case was reported in March 2020.
Over 634,700 had been vaccinated against Covid-19 as of May 17. This includes over 542,000 given first doses and over 92,000 given second doses, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.
The government has set an ambitious plan to have 20 per cent of population, or around 1.4 million people, vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year.
The rate is expected to reach 50 per cent next year and 70 per cent by 2023.
Source: Lao News Agency