ULAN BATOR, May 7 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Mongolia increased by 737 in the last 24 hours to 43,201, with the death toll adding by 11 to 164, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Friday.
The latest confirmed cases were locally transmitted and most of them were detected in the country's capital Ulan Bator, which is home to over half of the country's population of 3.3 million, the NCCD said in a statement.
Meanwhile, 1,291 more patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from the pandemic to 28,533, said the center.
A nationwide lockdown, imposed on April 10 to curb the steep surge in local COVID-19 cases, is set to expire on Saturday.
More than 1,356,600 people have received their first vaccine dose while over 589,600 have got both, according to the country's health ministry.