VIENTIANE, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Laos detected no new case of COVID-19 for nine consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases unchanged at 19.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Laos remained at 19, as no new case was reported, Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference on Tuesday.
As of Tuesday, Laos tested 1,378 suspected cases with 19 cases tested positive, and two patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
Laos's first discharged COVID-19 patient is the 12th confirmed case, who was discharged from hospital on last Tuesday.
The second patient is the 14th confirmed case, who was discharged on last Thursday.
Another 14 cases are treated in designated hospital -- Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) in Vientiane capital, and three cases are treated in provincial hospital in Luang Prabang.
Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24. Enditem