CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 266 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

06/10/2021 02:29 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

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Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 266 new COVID-19 cases -- 263 domestic infections and three imported ones -- and 28 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases bring the total number in the country to 12,222, of which over 10,500 are domestic infections recorded since May 15, the first day the county reported over 100 cases since the outbreak began in early 2020.

The 28 fatalities were 21 men and seven women, aged 50 to 100, who passed away between June 1 and June 9, the CECC said.

To date, 361 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 349 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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