A 21-year-old man from Phonepapao in Vientiane’s Sisattanak District has been confirmed as the country’s 19th case of Covid-19 infection.
Between 29 March and 4 April, the man attended parties held at the housing complex in Nongdouangthong, Sikhottabong District.
On 8 April the man returned to a rental housing complex in Phonepapao, Sisattanak District, where he normally resides.
Medical professionals contacted the man and recommended he be tested for the Covid-19 virus.
The man tested positive on April 11 and is now undergoing treatment at 103 Hospital.
A total of 13 individuals residing at the housing complex where parties were held are now under observation at the hospital.
According to the Task Force, a total of 1,140 people have been tested for the virus in Laos, with 19 showing a positive result.