Laos confirms 19th COVID-19 case

VIENTIANE (XINHUA) – Laos confirmed 19th case of COVID-19 yesterday, according to Lao Health Minister.

Lao Deputy Minister of Health Phouthone Meaungpak told a press conference in capital city Vientiane yesterday that the new case was a 21-year-old man living in Vientiane, who had a close contact with the 16th case confirmed last Thursday. The patient is treated in Mittaphab Hospital, and he is not in serious condition.

As of yesterday, Laos has tested 1,140 suspected cases, with 19 tested positive. Laos detected the first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24.