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Mongolia's COVID-19 infections top 2,900

28 Feb 2021, 18:44 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 41 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 2,907, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Sunday.

Among the new cases, 40 were locally transmitted, and the remaining one was a Mongolian citizen who returned home from Russia via Altanbulag border point, the NCCD said.

Over 77 percent of all the patients in the country have recovered from the disease, it added.

The disease has claimed six lives in Mongolia since it confirmed its first case in March last year.

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

A total of 7,460 frontline workers have been vaccinated against the virus so far, according to the country's health ministry.

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