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Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia reported 19 more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since the pandemic hit the country, bringing the death toll to 1,152, said the Health Ministry on Monday.
The Asian country also registered 1,991 new infections across the country in the past day, taking the national caseload to 296,366, said the ministry, adding that three of the latest confirmed cases were imported from abroad.
More than half of the latest cases were detected in the capital city of Ulan Bator, which is home to half of Mongolia's population of around 3.4 million.
More than 21,500 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized across the country, while over 65,400 patients are receiving home-based care due to a shortage of beds and medical staff in hospitals, according to the ministry.
So far, more than 65 percent of the country's population have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 since a nationwide vaccination campaign was launched in late February. Enditem