Tue, 18 Jan 2022

VIENTIANE, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Laos continued to increase with 1,291 new infections reported on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 73,738.

All of the new cases were local transmissions, and 6,273 tests were conducted across the country over the last 24 hours, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday.

Lao capital Vientiane reported the highest number of the new cases with 615.

Four new deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 170, said Sisavath, adding that all of them had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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

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