CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan confirms 312 new domestic COVID-19 cases
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 315 new cases of COVID-19, of which 312 were confirmed as domestic infections, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The new cases included 144 in New Taipei, with 37 reported in Banqiao District; and 127 in Taipei, 60 of which were in Wanhua District, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中).
Thirteen cases were confirmed in Taoyuan, nine in Keelung, and five each in Taichung and Changhua, said Chen, who heads the CECC.
In addition, four cases were reported in Kaohsiung, two in Yilan, and one each in Pingtung, Nantou and Yunlin, he said.
Of the total, 73 cases were linked to a cluster involving hostess teahouses in Wanhua, while another 107 patients had recently visited that area, according to Chen.
Meanwhile, the new imported cases on Friday consisted of one each from the United States, Canada and the Philippines, the CECC said.
To date, Taiwan has recorded a total of 3,139 COVID-19 cases, of which 1,824 have been domestic infections confirmed in the last seven days, according to CECC data.
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