The Lao Ministry of Health reported 198 more cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 5,223.
The 5,223 people has been diagnosed with dengue fever and nine deaths were recorded, Center of Information and Education for health under Lao Ministry of Health said in a statement on Friday (Aug 21).
The highest number of dengue patients were reported in the Lao capital Vientiane with 1,221, while 612 cases were recorded in Bolikhamxay province, and 577 in Vientiane province.
The nine deaths included four in Lao capital Vientiane, two in Bolikhamxay, and one each in Khammuan, Xayaboury and Xieng Khuang province.
Lao health authorities urged people countrywide to clear potential mosquito breeding sites around their homes and workplaces to help control the spread of dengue fever.