Mongolia’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 8,000

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ULAN BATOR, March 30 (Xinhua) — Mongolia registered 481 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 8,070, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday.

Of the latest cases, 404 were detected in Ulan Bator, the country’s capital and the hardest-hit city, and the remaining 77 were detected in 10 provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

Domestic transmissions of the virus have been reported in the capital city and 15 of all 21 provinces of the country.

The number of COVID-19 patients in serious condition is increasing in the country day by day, the ministry said, urging the public to avoid crowded places as much as possible and maintain good personal hygiene habits to prevent the spread of the disease.

The Asian country has so far recorded 10 COVID-19-related deaths and 4,835 recoveries from the disease since the country confirmed its first case in March last year.

The country launched a national vaccination campaign in late February, with the aim of vaccinating at least 60 percent of its 3.3 million population. About 290,100 people have been vaccinated so far, according to the health ministry. Enditem

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