COVID-19 Variant Delta Plus Spreads In Lao Capital
Sumaira FH 27 days ago Mon 20th September 2021 | 03:33 PM
The Lao Ministry of Health said the COVID-19 variant that was spreading through the capital Vientiane is the Delta Plus variant
VIENTIANE, Sept. 20 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Sep, 2021 ) :The Lao Ministry of Health said the COVID-19 variant that was spreading through the capital Vientiane is the Delta Plus variant.
Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control under the Lao Ministry of Health Rattanaxay Phetsouvanh, told a press conference here on Monday that 52 new imported cases and 162 locally transmitted cases were recorded over the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 19,399 cases.
He said community cases in Vientiane continued to increase, with the Delta Plus variant confirmed among those who tested positive for the virus.
The Delta Plus variant, a mutant version of the Delta strain, is highly transmissible.
The country reported its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 24 last year.