Laos Confirms 13 New Cases of Covid-19

Covid-19 Update

Laos has recorded another 13 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 2,067.

Dr. Phonepaseuth Saymongkhoun lead the daily briefing by the National Taskforce today, providing information on the spread of the virus in Laos.

Following 1,159 tests over the last 24 hours, 13 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed across Laos, bringing the total number of cases to 2,067.

Of the new cases, Vientiane Capital saw two cases of community spread, with Savannakhet recording two imported cases and Champasack recording nine imported cases.

The total number of deaths attributed to the virus remains at three, while six people were discharged from the hospital yesterday, leaving the number of active cases at 97.

Vientiane Capital now has 14 villages designated as red zones across five districts, with the latest red zone being Nongkeo Village in Sikhottabong District.

Khamhoung Village in Xaythany District and Nakham Village in Sikhottabong District have today been taken off the list of red zones and have been designated as yellow zones.

Dr. Phonepaseuth Saymongkhoun says that many countries around the world continue to suffer from outbreaks of new strains of Covid-19, however, Laos is experiencing a downward trend in the number of cases thanks to the guidance of the Party and government and the cooperation of all residents in preventing the spread.

However, she urges everyone to continue to take the issue seriously and continue to implement Covid-19 prevention measures as determined by the government.