23 more negative for COVID-19 in Laos

VIENTIANE (XINHUA) – Laos tested 23 more cases for COVID-19, and all of them tested negative, with the total number in the country remaining at 19.

The total number of COVID-19 in Laos remained at 19, as no new case was confirmed Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference in Vientiane capital yesterday.

As of yesterday, Laos tested 1,288 suspected cases with 19 cases tested positive, and two patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Laos’s first discharged COVID-19 patient is the 12th confirmed case, who was discharged from hospital on Tuesday.

The second patient is the 14th confirmed case, who was discharged yesterday.

Another 14 cases are treated in designated hospital – Mittaphab Hospital (150 Hospital) in Vientiane capital, and three cases are treated in provincial hospital in Luang Prabang.

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

A vendor sells fruits in Vientiane, Laos. PHOTO: XINHUA