Covid-19 case 8, an 18-year-old man was discharged from Mittaphab Hospital on Tuesday morning after he had tested negative to the coronavirus twice within 24 hours.
The man, identified as a resident of Donnokkhoum village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane Capital, had been in hospital since March 28, according to the Centre of Information and Education for Health, Ministry of Health.
Dr. Bounkong Sihavong, Deputy Minister of Health and standing member of the Covid-19 Taskforce praised Mittaphab Hospital and medical workers upon their physical and mental dedication to treating Covid-19 patients.
The deputy minister also urged the frontline health workers to continue their surveillance and stand ready to admit possible covid-19 cases.
Globally, the number of coronavirus cases has reached more than 7.2 million including more than 408,000 deaths and over 3.5 million recoveries.
The United States has the highest number of covid-19 cases standing at over 2.02 million, followed by Brazil over 710,000 and Russia 476,000.
Source: Lao News Agency