Rising number of domestic Covid-19 infections worries Taskforce Committee

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has expressed worries about the rising number of daily domestic infections, especially that of the capital city Vientiane.

Some 1,493 new Covid-19 cases and six new deaths have been reported nationwide over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 94,554 including 12,015 active cases and 262 deaths.

All of the newly reported Covid-19 infections were classified as domestic cases with the majority limited to Vientiane with 723 cases, Luang Prabang 117, Vientiane (province) and Oudomxay 110 each, Luang Namtha 103, Bokeo 99 and Xaysomboun 45.

Meanwhile, 40 new cases were reported in Xayaboury, 30 in Savannakhet, 29 in Borikhamxay, 26 in Xieng Khuang, 19 in Champassak and 18 in Khammuan.

Deputy Director General, Department of Communicable Diseases Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay told a press conference today that most infections were detected among teachers, students, factory workers, soldiers, police officers and employees of enterprises.

“We have asked the people who have been infected to provide us correct information, especially that on their professions. If they give us incorrect information, then it will be difficult for us to trace people at risk,” said Dr Sisavath Soutthanilaxay.

Source: Lao News Agency

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