Laos logs 467 new cases, Vientiane posts record high community infections

Laos has logged 467 new cases of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours including 384 local transmissions and 83 imported cases, according to the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Vientiane recorded 264 local transmissions, the highest daily infection ever recorded in the capital city since the first case was detected in the country 18 months ago.

Of the local infections reported nationwide over the previous hours, 41 were logged in Champassak, 30 in Luang Prabang, 26 in Khammuan, 20 in Savannakhet and two in Luang Namtha.

The imported cases were detected in Savannakhet 72, Saravan nine and Luang Prabang two.

As of Sep 18, 2021, the Lao PDR has recorded a total of 18,814 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including 3,665 active cases and 16 deaths.

Source: Lao News Agency

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