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ULAN BATOR, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's COVID-19 tally on Wednesday reached 41,524 after registering 1,128 new locally transmitted cases in the last 24 hours, the National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said.

Meanwhile, four more fatalities and 1,308 more recoveries were reported, bringing the death toll to 141 and the total number of recoveries to 25,641, respectively, the NCCD said in a statement.

Mongolia launched a national vaccination campaign in late February, with the aim of vaccinating at least 60 percent of its total population of 3.3 million.

Finance Minister Bold Javkhlan said Wednesday that the government will offer cash incentives of 50,000 Mongolian Tugriks (17.5 U.S. dollars) to citizens who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccines, as the population of daily vaccination has been "relatively low" in recent days.

According to the country's health ministry, more than 1,128,600 people have received their first vaccine dose while over 532,500 have got both.

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