Mon, 13 Jul 2020

ULAN BATOR, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported one new COVID-19 case in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide count to 186, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Thursday.

"A total of 469 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across Mongolia yesterday and one of them tested positive," NCCD's head Dulmaa Nyamkhuu said at a daily press conference.

The latest case is one of the over 170 Mongolian nationals who returned home from Russia on a chartered flight on May 26 amid the pandemic, said Nyamkhuu.

According to the official, all the confirmed cases, including four foreigners, were imported, mostly from Russia. No local transmissions or deaths have been reported in the country so far.

Nyamkhuu added that 21 more patients have recovered from the disease, raising the total number to 65.

On March 10, a French national tested positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Mongolia.

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