Laos reports highest daily COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-08-18 14:12:20|Editor: huaxia
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VIENTIANE, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Laos' daily COVID-19 cases hit a new high of 381 on Wednesday, taking the country's total tally of infections to 11,029.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Lao Ministry of Health, Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday that the new cases recorded over the past 24 hours included 333 imported cases and 48 local transmissions.

Among the imported cases, 146 were reported in Khammouane province, 108 in Savannakhet, 45 in Champasak, 32 in Lao capital Vientiane, one each in Bolikhamxay and Saravan province.

As of Wednesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos reached 11,029 with nine deaths.

A total of 6,826 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

Laos reported its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24 last year. Enditem

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