Laos conducts over 70,000 tests for COVID-19

2020-11-10 09:36:55 GMT2020-11-10 17:36:55(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

VIENTIANE, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Laos has conducted 70,252 tests for COVID-19 since January, with 24 being positive for the coronavirus infection, according to the Lao Health Ministry.

Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Phonepaserd Sayamoungkhoun, told a press briefing held in the Lao capital Vientiane on Tuesday that the tests were conducted on a daily basis since January.

So far, 23 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The remaining one patient of all the confirmed cases is being treated in the designated Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) located in Vientiane.

The National Taskforce Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said it is currently monitoring 2,773 people at 33 accommodation centers across the country.

The Lao government has asked people countrywide not to relax containment and preventive measures.

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