VIENTIANE, Sept 27: Laos has recorded a large number of cases of Covid-19 again on Monday across multiple provinces as the outbreak continues, reports Laotian Times.
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control reported that 6,066 tests were conducted across the country over the last 24 hours, with 622 cases confirmed.
Some 610 cases of community spread were confirmed across the country, with 315 in Vientiane Capital, 152 in Khammouane, 13 in Vientiane Province, five in Savannakhet, 59 in Champasack, seven in Salavanh, 11 in Bokeo, seven in Bolikhamxay, 35 in Luang Prabang, three in Luang Namtha, and three in Xaysomboun.
In Vientiane Capital, nine cases were recorded at the Naxaythong Testing Center, 12 cases at the Beungkhanyong Testing Center, six cases at the Chao Anouvong Testing Center, and three cases at the Lao-Viet Highschool Testing Center. A further 11 cases were recorded at the Institut Pasteur du Laos.
The Sikeut Testing Center recorded 60 cases, with 14 cases recorded at the Xaythany Testing Center.
Six cases were recorded in Pakhek Village, Naxaythong District, with two cases recorded in Houayhong Village, Chanthabouly District.
The Kienvilay Garment Factory recorded three cases, while the Alpilao Garment Factory recorded 54 cases.
At the KM 27 Quarantine Center, some 26 people tested positive for the virus after having had close contact with workers from the Alpilao Garment Factory.
Meanwhile, some 12 imported cases were recorded, with seven cases in Savannakhet, one in Champasack, one in Salavanh, and three in Khammouane Province.
Laos now has 5,271 active cases of Covid-19, with 16 confirmed deaths, and 22,441 total cases.
Vientiane capital now has 95 villages designated as red zones across eight districts.