CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 219 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

06/08/2021 02:27 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Tuesday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Tuesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

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Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 219 cases of COVID-19, all of which were domestic infections, as well as 22 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases bring the total number in Taiwan to 11,694, of which over 10,000 are domestic infections recorded since May 15, the first day Taiwan reported more than 100 domestic infections since the outbreak began in early 2020.

The 22 fatalities were 15 men and seven women, aged 30 to over 100, who passed away between May 30 and June 7, the CECC said.

To date, 308 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 296 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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