Asian nation, Laos, has announced its first loss of life to the coronavirus since the pandemic began many months back.
The small country, which is located in the south-eastern region of Asia, reported the News via Vientiane Times, a local media outlet.
According to reports released by National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control, the 53-year-old casualty worked at a Vietnamese karaoke club located in Vientiane before passing on.
It was also reported that the deceased had suffered from diabetes and other medical issues prior to contracting the deadly virus.
With the nation currently experiencing a daily increase in number of infections, experts and health professionals have linked the surge to unknown people with previous contact with infected persons, who passed inaccurate information on their whereabouts and condition at the time.
Laos currently has an estimated population of 7.28 million people and has administered about 184,387 Covid-19 vaccines to its citizens. Its recent surge was picked on from its New Year Holiday in April 14.
According to John Hopkins University statistics on Saturday, about 1,233 cases of Covid-19 had been recorded, with 1,184 of them being reported last month, and 28 fresh cases from saturday’s tests.
Deputy Director General of the country’s health department, Bouathep Phoumin, also came out to speak in a press conference on Sunday, highlighting the high possibility of older people to contract the virus, and those with underlying health conditions in the country.