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Laos discharges last COVID-19 patient

The last COVID-19 patient in Laos has recovered from the disease and was discharged from hospital in Vientiane on Tuesday.

The patient was permitted to return home after being tested negative for the virus in the second round of testing.

The Center of Information and Education for Health under the Lao Ministry of Health said in its press release that the last COVID-19 patient is an 18-year-old man living in Lao capital Vientiane, who was confirmed as the country’s eighth case of COVID-19.

It was reported that the patient has been receiving treatment in the government-designated Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) since March 28.

As of Tuesday, Laos has not reported any new confirmed COVID-19 cases for 58 consecutive days.

All its 19 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease and were discharged from the hospitals.

Laos announced its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24.

Source: (Xinhua/NAN)

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