WORLD Mongolia reports first death related to COVID-19


Mongolia reports first death related to COVID-19


16:39, December 30, 2020

ULAN BATOR, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia has reported its first death from COVID-19, according to the country's health ministry on Wednesday.

Readers select books at a book festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on June 6, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The patient was a 76-year-old woman who had been receiving medical treatment at the capital city Ulan Bator's Bayanzurkh District General Hospital, the ministry said in a statement.

"She had underlying health conditions such as chest muscle weakness, advanced respiratory and cardiovascular failure, high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic hepatitis C. Her concomitant diagnosis was the COVID-19 infection," the ministry said in a statement.

The death is said to be the first related to COVID-19 in the country.

As of Wednesday, the Asian country has recorded 1,195 COVID-19 cases and 824 recoveries.

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