VIENTIANE, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Laos reported a new record high of 256 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, its highest daily caseload ever recorded since the first case was reported in the country.
Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Phonepaserd Sayamoungkhoun told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Thursday that new cases included 254 imported cases and two local transmissions.
Among the imported cases, 128 were reported in Savannakhet province, 83 in Champasak, 16 in Saravan, 14 in Khammuan, and 13 in Lao capital Vientiane.
Two local transmissions were reported in Champasak province.
As of Thursday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos reached 4,119 with five deaths.
A total of 2,511 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Laos reported its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24 last year.