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Mongolia logs 541 new COVID-19 cases

16 May 2021, 16:55 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Mongolia increased by 541 over the past 24 hours to 48,642, with the death toll rising by two to 219, the country's health ministry said Sunday.

Meanwhile, 1,306 more recoveries were reported, bringing the nationwide count to 40,900, it said.

The Asian country launched a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign in late February, aiming to cover at least 60 percent of its 3.3-million population.

More than 1,770,500 Mongolians have so far received their first dose, and over 641,000 have got both jabs.

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