CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 78 new COVID-19 cases, including 6 domestic infections

01/15/2022 02:52 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported six new domestic cases of COVID-19, as well as 72 imported cases but no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The six domestic cases were reported on Friday evening and Saturday morning by the Taoyuan City government, which are linked to a Tasty steakhouse branch in the city's Chungli District.

Four of the new domestic cases have been classified as breakthrough cases of COVID-19, the CECC said, noting that among the two that were not considered breakthrough infections, one was not vaccinated because the individual was in her teens.

Update: Taiwan sees 6 new domestic COVID-19 infections; more Omicron cases found

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 72 imported cases on Saturday. The CECC has not released any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

Taiwan did not report any new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 17,769 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,682 are domestic infections. It has also recorded 851 deaths related to COVID-19.

(By Ko Lin)

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