CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 65 new COVID-19 cases, including 17 domestic

01/17/2022 02:36 PM
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Health minister Chen Shih-chung, Photo courtesy of the CECC
Health minister Chen Shih-chung, Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: 14 new COVID-19 cases in Taoyuan outbreak confirmed

Taipei, Jan. 17 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, consisting of 17 domestic cases and 48 imported cases, and no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

All but three of the new domestic cases are linked to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Taoyuan, which originated from Taoyuan International Airport, the CECC said.

Five of the 17 have been classified as breakthrough infections, while the vaccination status of five others is still under investigation. The remaining seven include four who had not received any COVID-19 vaccines, two who received only one vaccine jab, and one person who received her second vaccine dose less than two weeks before being infected.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 48 imported cases on Thursday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 17,885 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,709 are domestic infections.

With no deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country remains at 851.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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