ULAN BATOR, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 1,107 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the national counts to 19,672 and 43 respectively, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Friday.
Meanwhile, the total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 11,044 including 406 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, the NCCD said in a statement.
The number of coronavirus infections in Mongolia has risen sharply since the beginning of April, with around 500 cases reported every day.
A full nationwide lockdown, aimed at curbing the steep surge in local COVID-19 cases, took effect on Saturday and will last until April 25.
The Asian country, with a population of around 3.3 million, reported its first imported COVID-19 case in March 2020 and confirmed its first locally transmitted case in November.