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85 more people test positive for Covid-19
Another 85 cases of Covid-19 were confirmed today, with the highest number being recorded in Vientiane.
This brings the total number of known cases in Laos since the start of the pandemic to 757, the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control announced today.
The positive test results were obtained when 4,841 samples were tested on April 29, according to the taskforce.
Of the new cases, 69 were recorded in Vientiane, seven in Bokeo, three in Savannakhet, two each in Vientiane and Xayaboury, and one each in Champassak and Oudomxay provinces.
Meanwhile, 707 people infected with the virus are in isolation at the Friendship Hospital and other public hospitals in Laos. No deaths have been reported.
The Covid-19 taskforce outlined the latest developments on Friday, saying 51 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals on Monday after they twice tested negative for the virus.
The majority of people who have contracted the virus are between the ages of 20 and 39, as well as three children under the age of three and two people under the age of 60.
The coronavirus outbreak has spread through 15 provinces. Only Attapeu, Xaysomboun, and Huaphan provinces have not recorded any cases.Every province is now under lockdown.
Published : May 02, 2021
By : Vientiane Times / ANN