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The Democratic People’s Republic of Laos has a population of 7 million , it is located between Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, China and Vietnam.
On 31 December 2019 Lao PDR’s Ministry of Health activated its Public Health Emergency Operations Center. In January 30 Laos announced that it will set up a task force committee to tackle the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China. The task force assesses the impact of an outbreak, although no case has yet been confirmed in the country. On September 24 of 2021, only 16 deaths have been reported in the country. On July 13, 2021 The lancet published an investigation on Low seroprevalence of COVID-19 in Lao PDR, late 2020.
Vaccination percentages calculated based on the 2021 estimate for population aged above 17 years by the Lao Statistics Bureau . *No. adults yet to receive first and full doses calculated based on 2021 estimates for population aged above 17 years from the Lao Statistics Bureau; when the no. of adults having received vaccinations goes beyond the estimated adult population for the province, the percentage is capped at 100%
Adults having received a single dose vaccine have been added to the 2nd dose numbers published by the Ministry of Health (visualized under the recommended no. of dose numbers)