CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports five new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

09/14/2021 02:38 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

Update: COVID cluster under control; no immediate plans to tighten rules: CECC

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan reported five new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and three contracted overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The two domestic cases were both in New Taipei, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, the three new imported cases involved Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from the United States, Indonesia and Cambodia, it said.

The five new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,098, of which 14,406 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

No new deaths from the disease were recorded Tuesday, the CECC said.

To date, 839 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 827 since May 15.

(By Ko Lin)


Recent cases

Sept. 13: One new COVID-19 case confirmed in preschool cluster; total at 30

Sept. 12: Two new cases confirmed in New Taipei preschool cluster; total at 29

Sept. 11: Majority of COVID cases in preschool cluster are Delta variant: CECC

Sept. 10: No new COVID-19 cases linked to preschool, EVA Air clusters

Sept. 9: Preschool cluster grows to 27 cases, infection source still unknown

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