Laos confirms one more COVID-19 case

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-01 17:53:35|Editor: xuxin
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VIENTIANE, April 1 (Xinhua) -- One more COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Laos, with its total number rising to 10, according to a Lao official.

According to Lao Deputy Health Minister Phouthone Moungpak at the press conference on Wednesday in Lao capital Vientiane, the new case of COVID-19 in Laos is a 21-year-old woman, living in Vientiane, who had close contact with the eighth infected case which was announced on Saturday.

The patient is treated in Mittaphab hospital and she is not in serious condition.

As of Wednesday, seven cases are treated in the designated hospital, the Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane. Another three cases are treated in a local hospital in Luang Prabang province.

All of them are not in serious condition and the treatment is going well, said the Lao official.

Moungpak told a press conference on last Tuesday that Laos has detected the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, including a female tourist guide and a male hotel staff.

The third, announced on Wednesday, is a 26-year-old businessman in Vientiane, and a friend of the Tuesday confirmed case, the hotel staff.