VIENTIANE (Xinhua): Lao Ministry of Health on Sunday (May 9) reported the first Covid-19 death.
The victim was a 53-year-old woman, who received treatment for Covid-19 at designated hospital in Lao capital Vientiane since April 30, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Latsamy Vongkhamsao told a press conference in Vientiane on Sunday.
Latsamy added that Laos recorded 69 new Covid-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,302.
A total of 232 Covid-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Laos confirmed its first two Covid-19 cases on March 24 last year.