Laos' COVID-19 case numbers still on rise

2021-06-28 09:05:46 GMT2021-06-28 17:05:46(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

VIENTIANE, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Laos recorded 26 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 2,076, according to the Lao Ministry of Health.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday that following 1,129 tests over the last 24 hours, 26 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.

Everyone is urged to be on their guard and avoid meeting up with other people.

The Lao government has advised people and relevant authorities not to neglect containment and preventive measures.

As of Monday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos stood at 2,076 with three deaths.

A total of 1,949 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

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