Mongolia reports 1,115 new COVID-19 cases www.xinhuanet.com
July 27 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 cases in Mongolia rose by 1,115 over the past 24 hours to 159,101, the health ministry said Tuesday.
A total of 7,408 samples were tested in the past day, and most of the new cases were local infections.
Meanwhile, seven more patients aged 41-80 died from the disease in the past day, taking the total to 816.
The Asian country began a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in late February, aiming to cover at least 60 percent of its 3.3-million population.
So far, nearly 60 percent of the country's population have received two jabs.
The country is planning to introduce the third doses of COVID-19 vaccines starting late August as part of further measures to combat the pandemic, according to the ministry.