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Mongolia reports 7 more COVID-19 cases

03 Dec 2020, 16:44 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported seven more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 819, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Thursday.

The latest cases were all locally transmitted, said Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the NCCD's Surveillance Department, at a daily press conference.

So far, 387 locally transmitted cases have been reported nationwide, notably in capital Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Govisumber, Orkhon, Dornogovi and Arkhangai.

Meanwhile, seven more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total recoveries to 365, Ambaselmaa said.

The first locally transmitted case in Mongolia was a woman whose 29-year-old husband, a transport driver, returned from Russia and tested positive for the virus four days after he was released from a 21-day mandatory isolation on Nov. 6.

The Asian country's nationwide lockdown, imposed on Nov. 12 to halt the virus's spread and identify all people who had contact with locally transmitted COVID-19 patients, expired Tuesday.

However, the government has extended the lockdown in Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge and Arkhangai by 10 days until Dec. 11.

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