CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new COVID-19 cases, four deaths

08/09/2021 02:26 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports single-digit COVID-19 cases for 2nd straight day

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported eight new cases of COVID-19 -- four transmitted domestically and four contracted overseas -- and four deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic cases, two were reported in Taipei and one each in New Taipei and Kaohsiung.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,790, of which 14,279 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The four deaths reported Monday were three men and one woman, in their 40s to 80s, who passed away between Aug. 2 and Aug. 8, according to the CECC.

To date, 813 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with all but 12 recorded since May 15.

(By Evelyn Kao)

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Note: Taiwan
Note: Taiwan's vaccine rollout began on March 22, first with doses from AstraZeneca, then with Moderna doses starting on June 9. More AstraZeneca doses have been administered than have been officially received because medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard 10 shots from a vial.

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Aug. 7: Taiwan reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, expands Moderna rollout

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Aug. 4: Taiwan reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, majority in New Taipei

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