CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 54 new COVID-19 cases, including 10 domestic

01/19/2022 02:31 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 54 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, consisting of 10 domestic cases and 44 imported cases, and no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The 10 domestically transmitted cases included one confirmed by the CECC on Tuesday evening.

Three of the 10 cases have been classified as breakthrough infections, while the vaccination status of one patient was still being investigated. The people involved in the six other cases had not received any COVID-19 vaccine jabs, according to the CECC.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 44 imported cases on Wednesday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 18,005 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,737 were domestic infections.

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

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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