169 new COVID-19 cases registered, total reaches 3,833Society
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The daily COVID-19 press briefing by the Ministry of Health for March 13, Saturday, reported that a total of 169 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours. Some 19,318 COVID-19 PCR tests were carried out at laboratories in health clinics of Ulaanbaatar city and rural aimags.
156 newly-confirmed patients are close contacts of previously reported coronavirus cases and had been taken under precautionary home-based or hospital isolation. Health officials are working to establish source of infection for 13 of the new cases in Ulaanbaatar city, according to the Deputy Head of the National Center for Communicable Diseases E.Temuulen.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mongolia now reached 3,833, and 2,955 patients or 77 percent of all patients are already recovered. Out of the country’s total confirmed cases, 2,958 are registeredin the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
As of February 26, a total of 861 coronavirus patients are being treated at the National Center for Communicable Diseases, Central Military Hospital, Second Clinic for Maternal and Child Health, and hospitals in Zavkhan and Tuv aimags.
It was also reported at the press briefing that 84,017 people from the first priority groups for the vaccination have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 as of March 11.
And on March 13, Saturday, 20,158 people are planned to be vaccinated for COVID-19, including employees of public and private enterprises whose operation cannot be suspended. 746 doctors will be working at 42 sites for the vaccination today.
“Mongolia has now received COVID-19 vaccines sufficient to inoculate 12 percent of its adult population for its vaccination campaign which was launched on February 23. And the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered 8 weeks after the first dose” informed O.Dashpagma, Director of the Vaccination Department of the National Center for Communicable Diseases during the briefing.