Today (5 March), Mongolia reported 77 new confirmed COVID-19 cases – the highest number since 10 March 2020 when the country of three million had its first imported case of the virus. All the new cases are in the Mongolian capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
In addition, five people were diagnosed with COVID-19 from unknown sources, stoking fears of a mass infection among the population; this comes at a time when curbs are being eased across the country.
Separately, 27 people were discharged from hospitals in Ulaanbaatar after fully recovering from coronavirus.
So far, Mongolia has confirmed 3153 confirmed cases of the virus.