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Mongolia adds 12 more COVID-19 cases

15 Jan 2021, 15:49 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 12 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its national tally to 1,491, said the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) on Friday.

"A total of 16,854 tests for COVID-19 were conducted across Mongolia yesterday and 12 of them were positive," said Amarjargal Ambaselmaa, head of the NCCD's Surveillance Department, at a press conference.

Ulan Bator as a whole has become a large epicenter of COVID-19, where there is now a high risk of infection, she said.

She urged the public to follow social distancing guidelines and maintain good personal hygiene habits.

The Asian country has so far recorded two COVID-19-related deaths and 909 recoveries.

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