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549 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Laos, with three new deaths.


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Today, Laos has 549 new Covid-19 cases and three new deaths around the country.

 

Over the last 24 hours, 5,240 tests were completed around the country, with 549 new cases verified, according to the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

 

Across the country, there were 540 cases of community spread and nine imported cases.

 

New Deaths

 

Three fresh deaths have been reported in Laos as a result of Covid-19 infections.


On October 11, a 30-year-old lady from Bo-O Village, Hatsaifong District, Vientiane Capital, died while eight months pregnant and unvaccinated against Covid-19. The woman was diabetic and had high blood pressure. She had come into touch with Covid-19-infected family members and was taken to the hospital on October 8 before testing positive on October 9. Doctors conducted an emergency Caesarean section on October 10th, but the baby could not be saved, and the mother died shortly after.

 

At 10:20 on October 11, a 50-year-old farmer from Pakngum District, Vientiane Capital, died at Mittaphab Hospital after receiving one dose of Astra Zeneca Covid-19 vaccination. He had diabetes, hypertension, and anemia as well as other underlying problems.

 

A 77-year-old man from Longxan District, Xaysomboun Province, died at the Longxan Provincial Hospital yesterday after attending a funeral and coming into touch with infected people. He had not been immunized and had underlying health issues.

 

Community Spread in Vientiane Capital:

 

Vientiane Capital recorded 387 cases across 113 villages in seven districts.

 

– Saysettha District recorded 132 cases in 20 villages.

– Chanthabouly District recorded 24 cases across 12 villages.

– Naxaythong District recorded 42 cases across seven villages.

– Hatsaifong District recorded 40 cases across 14 villages.

– Sikhottabong District recorded 33 cases across 21 villages.

– Sisattanak District recorded 27 cases across ten villages.

– Xaythany District recorded 80 cases across 29 villages.

15 more cases are now under investigation.

 

Community Spread by Province:

 

In Luang Prabang Province, a total of 52 cases of community spread were recorded, with 12 cases in Nambak District.

 

In Luang Prabang City there were 33 cases while Ngoi District saw seven cases.

 

In Bokeo Province there were ten cases, with seven in Ton Pheung and three in the Gold Triangle Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

 

In Savannakhet Province, there were 22 cases, including 14 in Outhoumphone, and eight in Kaysone Phomvihane City.

 

In Vientiane Province, there were 18 cases recorded, with five in Viengkham, seven in Vang Vieng, and six in Keooudom District.

 

Champasack Province saw 15 cases today, with eight in Pakse City, and  seven in Pachiangchaleunsouk District. 

 

Khammouane Province saw seven cases in Thakhek District.

 

Total Cases:

 

Laos now has 7,258 active cases of Covid-19, with 33 confirmed deaths, and 29,398 total cases.

 

Meanwhile, 248 people recovered and were discharged from hospitals around the country yesterday.

 

Vaccination Rate

 

First dose vaccinations have now reached 41.84% of the eligible population, while second dose vaccinations have now reached 30.75%.

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