Laos Reports Record Number of Covid-19 Cases

Laos has confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19 following testing of over 1,292 people.
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced today that the country had confirmed a total of 65 new cases.

Dr. Phonepadith Xangsayarath, Director of the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology (NCLE), Ministry of Health, said that the number of cases had jumped from 95 to 159 nationwide.

Vientiane Capital saw 60 cases, with two new cases in Bokeo Province, two cases in Champasack Province, and one case in Vientiane Province.

Testing is underway in Bokeo, Vang Vieng, and Luang Prabang, where infected persons were known to have traveled during the Lao New Year holiday.

Meanwhile, 19 people who crossed into Laos illegally yesterday have been placed in quarantine at KM 27.

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Latsamy Phonevilay