Laos has confirmed 425 new Covid-19 cases nationwide over the past 24 hours bringing the total to 28,032 including 6,027 active cases and 26 deaths, the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control told a press conference today.
Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay said that the infected were among 4,965 people tested for Covid-19 yesterday.
Some 925 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospital today bringing the number of recoveries to 22,424.
Of the new confirmed cases, 419 were classified as local infections and six as imported cases.
The local infections were recorded in Vientiane 273, Luang Prabang 51, Savannakhet 20, Vientiane (province) 19, Bokeo 18, Borikhamxay 13, Luang Namtha and Champassak seven each, Khammuan six, Saravan three and Xieng Khuang two.
The imported cases included five in Vientiane and one in Savannakhet.
Source: Lao News Agency