CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, one death

09/22/2021 02:51 PM
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Deputy Interior Minister Chen Tsung-yen hosts Wednesday
Deputy Interior Minister Chen Tsung-yen hosts Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports seven new COVID-19 cases, third Delta variant death

Taipei, Sept. 22 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all but one of whom contracted the virus overseas, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new domestic case is a New Taipei resident in her 30s who was placed in home quarantine after being listed as a contact of two confirmed COVID-19 cases and tested for COVID-19 on Sept. 20 before completing quarantine. The test result came back positive for the disease on Wednesday, the CECC said.

The sole death reported Wednesday was a Taiwanese man with a history of chronic illness who arrived in Taiwan from Vietnam on Aug. 6 and developed a fever and a sore throat on Aug. 17. He passed away on Sept. 20.

The six imported cases are three men and three women, who traveled to Taiwan between Aug. 15 and Sept. 20, including three from the United Kingdom, one each from the United States, Cambodia and Mynamar, according to the CECC.

The new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,159, of which 14,415 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

To date, 841 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with 829 fatalities having occurred since May 15.

(By Evelyn Kao)


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