Laos Confirms One New Covid-19 Case, Total Now 44

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Laotian Times Covid-19 Update

The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced today that Laos has confirmed one new case of Covid-19.

A 29-year-old woman traveling as part of a group returning from Malaysia has tested positive for Covid-19 upon her arrival in Laos.

The woman arrived at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital yesterday morning where she was tested for Covid-19.

She was then transported to a quarantine facility before a positive test result was found in the evening of the same day.

The woman was isolated and then admitted to Vientiane’s Mittaphab Hospital for treatment.

The 32 people who shared a bus with the woman have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Cases of Covid-19 were confirmed by the National Taskforce in both northern and southern provinces of Laos on Friday, including a woman from Laos and a Chinese national.

Laos has now recorded 44 cases of Covid-19 and has not reported any deaths.