VIENTIANE, Sept 25 (Vientiane Times/ANN): The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control on Friday night (Sept 24) announced 434 new infections across the country after 5,965 tests were conducted in the previous 24 hours.
The government warned all in the country they have to take extra precaution as rising cases are a clear sign that the virus is spreading and 21,080 cases have now been confirmed to date.
Of the 434 new cases, 406 were locally-transmitted, with 229 cases occurring in Vientiane.
In addition, 49 cases were identified in Vientiane province, 3 in Savannakhet, 28 in Champassak, 3 in Saravan, 6 in Bokeo, 69 in Khammuan, 12 in Luang Prabang, 4 in Attapeu, 1 in Oudomxay, and two in Luang Namtha.
In Vientiane, 141 cases were recorded at the Trio Garment Factory, while another 51 were reported by the Venture factory in Sivilay village, Chanthabouly district, and seven occurred at DKSH Laos Co., Ltd.
A court prosecutor and two of his family members accounted for another three cases, while two police officers also tested positive. Another case was recorded at the iNew company, one at Nova Auto Parts, six at Tha-ngone Market, two at the Aussie Market, and another two cases at the Meuang Vang Company.
Meanwhile, 28 imported cases of Covid were recorded, with two in Vientiane, 10 in Savannakhet, six in Champassak, and 10 in Saravan.
There are now 4,508 active cases of Covid in the country and 16 confirmed deaths from the virus. - Vientiane Times/ANN