Laos has confirmed its 12th death as a result of Covid-19 after the death of an inmate at a prison in Savannakhet Province.
A 35-year-old inmate at the KM6 Prison in Savannakhet Province passed away on Tuesday.
The man, who resided in Nabo Village, Xayphouthong District, was detained on 16 February on drug-related charges.
He was moved to the KM6 Prison on 6 July.
On 23 August the man was tested for Covid-19, however, he passed away on 25 August before test results confirmed he had been infected with Covid-19.
No information has been provided regarding a ceremony for the man’s cremation.
It is unknown if the man suffered from underlying conditions that may have exacerbated his symptoms.