ULAN BATOR, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's COVID-19 tally reached 3,000 on Tuesday as 48 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours, according to the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD).
The latest cases were locally transmitted and detected in the country's capital Ulan Bator, which is hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak, the NCCD said in a statement.
About 2,600 of the total confirmed cases were domestically transmitted, and more than 2,100 of the domestic infections were detected in Ulan Bator, which is home to over half of the country's 3.3-million population.
Nearly 78 percent of all the patients in the country have recovered from the disease, according to the center.
The Asian country has recorded six COVID-19-related deaths since it confirmed its first case in March 2020.