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

09/23/2021 02:34 PM
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Chuang Jen-hsiang, a deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control hosts Thursday
Chuang Jen-hsiang, a deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control hosts Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) Taiwan reported nine new COVID-19 cases, all of which were contracted overseas, and zero deaths from the disease on Thursday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the nine new imported cases, five were Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, the Philippines and Kenya, while the other four were citizens of Indonesia, Serbia, and India, the CECC said.

The new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,168, 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.

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

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

(By Ko Lin)

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