Fri, 30 Jul 2021

ULAN BATOR, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 2,400 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours after 10,425 tests had been conducted across the country, raising the national caseload to 93,551, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Eleven more fatalities were reported in the past day, bringing the national death toll to 450, the ministry said in a statement, adding that 641 more patients have recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 63,113.

Among the remaining patients being treated at hospitals, 219 are in critical condition, it said.

The Asian country launched a national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in late February, with the aim of covering at least 60 percent of its population of 3.3 million.

A total of 1,907,878 Mongolians have so far received their first dose of vaccine with 1,691,679 people having been fully vaccinated, according to the ministry.

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