Mongolia's COVID-19 cases reach 434

2020-11-17 12:08:24

Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. At today’s press briefing of the Ministry of Health, it was reported that three people have tested positive for COVID-19 after the laboratories nationwide carried out a total of 1762 tests yesterday.    

A.Ambaselmaa, head of the Surveillance Department of the National Center for Communicable Diseases, said “The coronavirus was detected in two freight truck drivers, who entered the country through the Altanbulag border checkpoint. Moreover, the repeated testing was carried out to 80 people, who had close contacts with the freight truck driver - the first man of a cluster outbreak in Ulaanbaatar. As a result, one person was detected to get infected with the virus.”   

As of today, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mongolia has reached 434, with 328 recoveries.  

Currently, there are 100 patients undergoing treatment at the NCCD; of them two are in serious, 21 are in moderate, and 77 are in mild conditions. A total of 177 people are under precautionary observation at the NCCD.