ULAN BATOR, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 553 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, along with five more deaths linked to the virus, said the country's health ministry on Saturday.
As a result, the total number of infected people in the country reached 48,101, and the pandemic death toll rose to 217, the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, 1,234 more COVID-19 patients have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 39,564.
The Asian country launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign across the country in late February, with the aim of vaccinating at least 60 percent of its 3.3 million people.
More than 1,758,600 people have so far received their first dose and over 639,400 have got both jabs.