VIENTIANE, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- One of the four remaining COVID-19 patients in Laos was permitted to return home after showing negative for the virus in the second round of testing.
The country's 43rd case of COVID-19 was discharged from hospital in northern Laos' Bokeo province after recovery from the virus, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday.
The patient is a 29-year-old man who traveled from Thailand and arrived in northern Laos' Bokeo province on Jan. 18, and he was treated in the hospital since Jan. 22.
As of Monday, Laos has tested 111,365 suspected cases with 45 positive cases, and 42 patients have recovered.
Laos announced its first two COVID-19 confirmed cases on March 24 last year.