CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 251 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

06/12/2021 02:33 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

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Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 251 new cases of COVID-19, all but one of which were domestically transmitted, as well as 26 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases bring the total number in the country to 12,746, of which over 11,000 are domestic infections recorded since May 15, the first day the country reported over 100 cases since the outbreak began in early 2020.

The 26 fatalities were 17 men and nine women, aged 40 to 110, who passed away between June 4 and June 11, the CECC said.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Taiwan has now risen to 411, including 399 since May 15.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)


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