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Mongolia's COVID-19 infections top 700

26 Nov 2020, 14:59 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has registered 13 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the national total to 712, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said on Thursday.

The latest confirmed are all locally transmitted cases, Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the NCCD's surveillance department, said at a daily press conference.

The Asian country has so far reported 285 domestically transmitted cases, notably in Ulan Bator and the provinces of Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Govisumber, Orkhon and Dornogovi.

More than half of the confirmed cases in the country are asymptomatic, the official said, and the youngest patient is 4 years old, while the oldest 90.

Among them, 345 patients have recovered from the disease. No deaths have been reported in Mongolia so far.

The first locally transmitted case was found in a woman, whose 29-year-old husband, a transport driver, returned from Russia and tested positive four days after he was released from a 21-day mandatory isolation on Nov. 6.

The country has imposed a nationwide lockdown till Dec. 1 to halt the virus's spread and to identify all people who had contact with locally transmitted COVID-19 patients.

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