CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports five new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

09/15/2021 02:35 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the CECC
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwan reported five new COVID-19 cases -- one transmitted domestically and four contracted overseas -- and no deaths from the disease on Wednesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The domestic case was a woman in her 20s in Taoyuan, who took a COVID-19 test for work and the result came back positive, the CECC said.

Update: Aircraft cabin cleaner confirmed as infected with COVID Delta variant

Meanwhile, the four new imported cases involved three Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from the United States and the Philippines, as well as a French national traveling from France, the CECC said.

The five new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,103, of which 14,407 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 Wednesday, the CECC said.

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

(By Kay Liu)

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Recent cases

Sept. 14: COVID cluster under control; no immediate plans to tighten rules: CECC

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

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