CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, below 100 for first time in month

06/21/2021 03:28 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday's COVID-19 press briefing.

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Taipei, June 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 75 new cases of COVID-19, all of which were domestic infections, the first time the daily number has dipped below 100 since May 19 when Taiwan first implemented the nationwide Level 3 COVID-19 alert, as well as 20 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases brought the total number in Taiwan to 14,080, of which 12,675 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded over 100 cases in a single day.

The 20 deaths were 14 men and six women, in their 50s to 90s, who passed away from June 2 to June 20, the CECC said.

To date, 569 people in Taiwan have died from COVID-19, including 557 since May 15.

(By Evelyn Kao)

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