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Laos Confirms 731 New Covid-19 Cases

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Today, Laos confirmed 731 new Covid-19 cases across the country, with 378 communities designated as red zones across the country.


Over the last 24 hours, 5,484 tests were completed around the country, with 731 new cases verified, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.


Across the country, there were 726 cases of community spread and five imported cases.


New Death


Covid-19 has claimed the life of a 50-year-old lady from Nadao Village in Vientiane Province's Vang Vieng District, making her the 24th victim in Laos.


In Namone Village, Vang Vieng District, she had come into contact with an infected person.


Diabetes, hypertension, and kidney difficulties were among the woman's underlying ailments.


The woman began to experience symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath on October 2 and was brought to a hospital in Vang Vieng on October 5.


On October 7, she tested positive for Covid-19.


The woman's condition deteriorated, and she was transferred to the Provincial Hospital of Vientiane Province for further treatment, but she died there.


Community Spread in Vientiane Capital:


Vientiane Capital recorded 450 cases across 47 villages in seven districts.

– Saysettha District recorded 158 cases in seven villages.

– Chanthabouly District recorded 15 cases across five villages.

– Naxaythong District recorded 31 cases across eight villages.

– Hatsaifong District recorded five cases across three villages.

– Sikhottabong District recorded 13 cases across ten villages.

– Sisattanak District recorded 12 cases across six villages.

– Xaythany District recorded 216 cases across seven villages.


Community Spread by Province:


In Luang Prabang Province, a total of 56 cases of community spread were recorded, with 13 cases in Nambak, and 26 cases in Ngoy District


In Luang Prabang City there were ten cases.


Xiengngeun District saw four cases, Chomphet District saw three cases while Nan District and PakSang saw only one case.


In Bokeo Province there were 26 cases recorded, with 13 in Ton Pheung, 12 in the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and one in Houayxay District.  


In Savannakhet Province, there were 42 cases, including 33 in Outhoumphone, eight in Kaysone Phomvihane City, and one in Xayboury District.


In Vientiane Province, there were  42 cases recorded, with three in Phonhong, eight in Vang Vieng, nine in Viengkham, and 22 in Keooudom District.


Champasack Province saw 12 cases today, with ten in Pachiangchaleunsouk and two in Phonthong District.


Khammouane Province saw  19 cases, 11 employees of the Lao Khaiy Yuan Factory, and two cases related to Speed Express Company. 


Total Cases:


Laos now has 6,084 active cases of Covid-19, with 24 confirmed deaths, and 27,607 total cases.


Meanwhile, 925 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals around the country yesterday.


Vaccination Rate


First dose vaccinations have now reached 41.52% of the eligible population, while second dose vaccinations have now reached 29.48%.

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