VIENTIANE, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Lao capital Vientiane on Saturday recorded 264 local COVID-19 transmissions, the highest daily infection ever recorded in the city.
Laos has logged a total of 467 new cases over the past 24 hours including 383 local transmissions, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health Sisavath Soutthaniraxay told a press conference on Saturday.
Among the community cases, 264 were reported in Lao capital Vientiane, 41 in Champasak, 30 in Luang Prabang, 26 in Khammuan, 20 in Savannakhet and two in Luang Namtha.
The imported cases were detected in Savannakhet, Saravan and Luang Prabang.
As of Saturday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Laos reached 18,814 with 16 deaths.
A total of 15,133 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Laos reported its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 23 last year.