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

09/27/2021 02:40 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

Taipei, Sept. 27 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported nine new COVID-19 cases, all contracted overseas, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the nine cases, six were Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from Myanmar, while the other three were citizens of Indonesia and Myanmar, the CECC said.

They all tested positive for the disease during their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Taiwan, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,198 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,415 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

The sole death on Monday involved a woman in her 80s who had a history of chronic illness, the epidemic center said, adding that the patient was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on June 20 after developing a fever the previous day.

She had been hospitalized since then and passed away on Sept. 25, the CECC said.

To date, 842 people in Taiwan have died of COVID-19 since the epidemic began.

(By Ko Lin)


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