CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 5 new cases of COVID-19, zero deaths

12/08/2021 03:11 PM
To activate the text-to-speech service, please first agree to the privacy policy below.
Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen hosts Wednesday
Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen hosts Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Taiwan reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, all contracted overseas, as well as zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The cases involved one Taiwanese and four foreign nationals, who traveled to Taiwan from Indonesia, Ethiopia and the Philippines from Nov. 19-24.

Except for two arrivals from Ethiopia, all were fully vaccinated either with Pfizer-BioNTech or Sinovac vaccines, the CECC said, adding that the five individuals are in their 20s to 70s.

All of the cases are asymptomatic and were confirmed positive on Wednesday, according to the CECC in its daily news briefing.

To date, Taiwan has reported a total of 16,688 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.

The most recent domestic COVID-19 case in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 4, while during the first eight days
The most recent domestic COVID-19 case in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 4, while during the first eight days' of December, 87 imported cases have been recorded.

There have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15 and daily domestic case numbers have fallen to mostly single digits or zero since then, according to CECC data.

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

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

Enditem/AW

The most decent death linked to COVID-19 in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 9.
The most decent death linked to COVID-19 in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 9.

Recent cases

Dec. 7: Taiwan reports 21 new imported COVID-19 cases, highest 2021 daily count

Dec. 6: Taiwan reports 10 new cases of COVID-19, zero deaths

Dec. 5: Taiwan reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Dec. 4: Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Dec. 3: Taiwan reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

More AstraZeneca doses have been administered than have been officially received because medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a vial.
More AstraZeneca doses have been administered than have been officially received because medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a vial.
View All
0:00
/
0:00
We value your privacy.
Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. Click here to find out more about Focus Taiwan's privacy policy. When you close this window, it means you agree with this policy.