Mongolia confirmed on Friday 595 new local infections of COVID-19 and six more related deaths, bringing the respective national tallies to 377,530 and 1,852, respectively.

Iran PressAsia: The latest confirmed cases were all local transmissions, more than half of which were reported in the country's capital Ulan Bator, it said.

"In recent few weeks, the number of new infections has dropped significantly. We believe that it is related to the results of vaccination and the end of the Delta wave," Health Minister Sereejav Enkhbold said in a recent statement.

Currently, there are 29,639 active COVID-19 cases across the country, Xinhua News Agency reported. 

So far, around 2.24 million people, or 66 percent of the country's population, have received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, among whom 542,480 people aged over 18 have got another booster dose.

The health ministry said at least half of the population is supposed to receive a booster. 


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