CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

11/29/2021 02:45 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, Nov. 29 (CNA) Taiwan reported eight new imported cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the disease on Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases involved two Taiwanese and six foreign nationals, who entered Taiwan between Nov. 15 and Nov. 26 after being in Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia and the United States, the CECC said.

Upon their arrival, all eight individuals provided a negative COVID-19 test result from within three days prior to boarding their flight to Taiwan, it said.

Five of the new cases were classified as breakthrough infections, while the epidemic center said it is still looking into the two others.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,596 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,426 were domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

However, there have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15, with daily numbers falling to mostly single digits or zero since then. Only one domestic case has been reported in November, according to CECC data.

With no new deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remains 848, with all but 12 recorded since May 15.

(By Ko Lin)

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