Fri, 16 Apr 2021

ULAN BATOR, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 3,161, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases said Saturday.

Three of the latest cases were imported from abroad, and the remaining five were locally transmitted or detected in the country's capital Ulan Bator, the center said in a statement.

Meanwhile, 39 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from hospitals in Ulan Bator, bringing the total recoveries to 2,481, the center added.

The Asian country has recorded six COVID-19-related deaths since it confirmed its first coronavirus case in March 2020.

The country launched a COVID-19 vaccination campaign across the country last week, with the aim of vaccinating at least 60 percent of its 3.3 million people.

A total of more than 15,400 frontline workers have been vaccinated against the virus so far, according to the country's health ministry.

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