30 new COVID-19 cases registered, total reaches 2,831

2021-02-26 12:25:11

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The daily COVID-19 press briefing by the Ministry of Health for February 26, Friday, reported that a total of 30 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours. 

16 of the newly-confirmed cases are people who took surveillance COVID-19 tests in the scope of the Ulaanbaatar-wide ‘One Door-One Test’ testing campaign that continued between February 11 and 22.

The remaining of the new cases are found to be close contacts of previously reported coronavirus cases and had been taken under precautionary home-based or hospital isolation. 

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mongolia now reached 2,831, and 2,150 patients are already recovered. Out of the country’s total confirmed cases, 1,989 are in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. 

As of February 26, a total of 666 COVID-19 patients are being treated at the National Center for Communicable Diseases, Central Military Hospital and Khan-Uul District Clinic.  

According to the Health Ministry, 4,926 people or 35 percent of first priority group of people for COVID-19 vaccination have received their first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus as of today, February 26. The first priority groups for the vaccination include 14,092 frontline healthcare workers from 16 organizations.