11 new imported cases of COVID-19 detected, total in Mongolia now at 339

2020-10-26 13:19:31

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A press briefing on COVID-19 situation in Mongolia was organized today, October 26, Monday. D.Nyamkhuu, Director of the National Center for Communicable Diseases reported that 11 new positive cases were detected in Mongolia in the past three days after 1,189 tests were carried out between October 23 and 25.

The 11 newly-detected COVID-19 cases are:  

- 14-year old boy who arrived on a charter flight from Frankfurt, Germany on October 24 

- Two Russian freight truck drivers, who entered Mongolia through Altanbulag border checkpoint in Selenge aimag on October 23 and 24. 

- Eight people who arrived through the Altanbulag border checkpoint on October 22 were also tested positive for the coronavirus. 

As a result, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mongolia reached 339, all of them are ‘imported’ or detected from people who arrived from abroad and were placed under mandatory isolation. 

The total recoveries of those cases are at 312, and currently 27 COVID-19 patients are being treated at the NCCD. 

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