CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 domestic
Taipei, Jan. 20 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, consisting of 13 domestic cases and 24 imported cases, with no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Seven of the new domestic cases are related to an outbreak of the disease in Taoyuan.
Two others were also recorded in the city but health officials have not yet been able to determine their connections to the outbreak.
One of the other domestic cases is the 3-year-old son of a nurse at a New Taipei hospital who tested positive on Monday, the CECC said.
The remaining three cases are a family in Kaohsiung whose infection source is currently unknown, the CECC said.
Six of the new domestic cases have been classified as breakthrough infections, one has received one Pfizer-BioNTech jab, and three have not received any COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccination status of the three is still under investigation.
In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 24 imported cases on Thursday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.
To date, Taiwan has confirmed 18,041 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,749 were domestic infections.
With no deaths reported Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country remained at 851.
- Taiwan to receive first shipment of Novavax vaccine soon: CECCThe first shipment of about 500,000 doses of the Novavax vaccine could arrive in Taiwan by the end of this month, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.06/28/2022 08:48 PM
- One-year-old boy becomes Taiwan's youngest MIS-C caseA one-year-old boy has been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), becoming the youngest such case in Taiwan to date, according to the Central ...06/28/2022 03:38 PM
- Taiwan reports 44,428 new COVID-19 cases, 103 deathsTaiwan on Tuesday reported 44,428 new cases of COVID-19, all but 49 of which were domestically transmitted, and 103 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic ...06/28/2022 02:35 PM
DPP picks Huang Shiou-fang, Lee Chun-yi to run in Changhua, Chiayi06/28/2022 10:25 PM
Power price hike widely expected to drive up CPI: Experts06/28/2022 10:17 PM
Taiwan thanks G7 leaders for continued support06/28/2022 09:09 PM
Taiwan LGBT Pride to celebrate 20th anniversary throughout October06/28/2022 08:57 PM