Mongolia reports highest daily COVID-19 deaths

2021-09-25 08:35:40 GMT2021-09-25 16:35:40(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

ULAN BATOR, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia recorded 18 more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest daily death toll since March 2020, pushing the total deaths to 1,089, the health ministry said Saturday.

The decedents were people aged over 40, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Mongolia logged 2,662 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, bringing the national tally to 292,591.

In addition, there are currently over 89,500 active COVID-19 cases in the country, and more than 67,700 of them are receiving home-based care due to a shortage of hospital beds and medical staff.

"It is important to understand that even if additional beds are prepared at hospitals, there is now no medical staff to work there. Our medical staff have been overloaded with work due to the pandemic," said the ministry.

So far, 65.4 percent of the country's total population has received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines. Enditem