Mongolia records 1,328 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

2021-04-22 12:18:26

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Daily COVID-19 press briefing for today, April 22, by the Ministry of Health reported that 1,328 new coronavirus cases were detected in the past 24 hours after more than 10,000 tests were carried out at PCR laboratories across the country. 

In specific, 1,245 new cases were confirmed in Ulaanbaatar city, three cases are imported cases from abroad, and 80 cases were detected in rural regions, including Zavkhan, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Erdenet, Uvs, Khovd, Selenge, Tuv and Khentii aimags. 

As a result, the nationwide infection tally is now 26,692, with the cases registered in the capital city reached 23,141. 

In the last 24 hours, 426 coronavirus patients were recovered and discharged from hospital, making the number of COVID-19 recoveries 13,722. As of April 22, a total of 3,789 coronavirus patients are being treated at hospitals in Ulaanbaatar city and in the rural aimags. And another 5,140 coronavirus patients who are experiencing a mild disease are being treated at home while taking home isolation precautions. 

The National Center for Communicable Diseases, the primary healthcare organization in the country responding to the pandemic, also reported five new COVID-19 related deaths, raising the country's death toll to 61. The casualties are COVID-19 patients aged between 48-90 years old, who were staying at hospitals in Ulaanbaatar city.