Remaining 5 COVID-19 patients in Laos only have light symptoms: official

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VIENTIANE, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The remaining five COVID-19 patients in Laos have only experienced light symptoms, according to a Lao official.

Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under Lao Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsavanh told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Sunday that five COVID-19 patients, who are treated in Mittaphab Hospital have light symptoms or no noticeable symptoms at all.

The five infected cases included an 18-year-old man, who was confirmed as the eighth case and treated since March 28; the 10th case, a 21-year-old woman, who was treated since April 1; the 16th case, a 23-year-old woman, who was treated since April 9; the 17th case, a 32-year-old woman, who was treated since April 11; and the 18th case, a 32-year-old woman, who was treated since April 11.

All of the patients are treated in the designated hospital - Mittaphab Hospital (Hospital 150) and living in Lao capital Vientiane.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Laos remained at 19, as no new case was confirmed for 35 consecutive days, according to reports.

As of Sunday, Laos has tested 4,562 suspected cases with 19 cases tested positive, and 14 patients have recovered.

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

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