Cambodia records drop in COVID-19 cases, Laos still sees complicated developments hinh anh 1People waiting in line to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Cambodia have reported a steady decrease in COVID-19 cases in the last seven days, while Laos has still seen complicated developments of the pandemic.

The Cambodian Ministry of Health on October 7 announced that the country has recorded 224 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total numbers of infections and fatalities to 114,148 and 2,441, respectively.
Cambodia has applied a new calculation of COVID-19 cases, based on PCR test results, under which the number of new cases per day has decreased sharply.

However, Cambodia is facing the possibility of a spike in the number of new COVID-19 cases after the Pchum Ben Festival ended on October 7 when hundreds of thousands of people flocked to tourist sites during the three-day official holidays.

On the same day, the Lao Ministry of Health announced that in the past 24 hours, the country recorded 414 new cases of COVID-19, including 404 community cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of daily community infections in the capital city of Vientiane has tended to decrease with only 146 cases recorded while Luang Prabang province saw a rise with 143 cases reported. Up to now, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Laos has reached 26,876 cases, including 23 deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health, although many field hospitals have been established, the increase in the number of cases has made it difficult for health workers to provide timely treatment. Currently, the country is trying to ensure the provision of adequate care and treatment for patients with COVID-19, and at the same time is mobilising localities to organize emergency medical teams to respond to disease developments.

In addition, Laos is also considering allowing people with mild COVID-19 to self-isolate and receive treatment at home./.