A new death has been reported by rescue workers in Savannakhet Province as community spread of Covid-19 increases around the country.
Some 195 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Laos today after 2,961 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.
Community cases reached 98, with 12 in Vientiane Capital, 15 in Bokeo, four in Luang Prabang, two in Luang Namtha, two in Oudomxay, one in Vientiane Province, five in Khammouane, and 57 in Savannakhet.
Meanwhile, 97 imported cases of Covid-19 were recorded, with one in Vientiane Capital, three in Xayaboury, seven in Bolikhamxay, nine in Khammouane, six in Salavanh, and 71 in Champasack.
Savannakhet Rescue has reported the death of an elderly woman in Lattanalangsy Tai Village, Kaysone Phomvihane City.
The woman was believed to have become infected through community transmission.