CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, including 13 domestic

01/20/2022 02:40 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

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.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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Update

Jan. 20: CECC looking into COVID infection source of Kaohsiung, Taoyuan families

Jan. 20: Taoyuan, Taipei disclose places visited by COVID-19 patients

Jan. 20: Taiwan introduces COVID vaccine mandate for some entertainment venues

Note: One of the 10 cases reported on Jan. 19 was removed retroactively after returning negative tests. The tally does not include four cases reclassified as locally transmitted between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6.
Note: One of the 10 cases reported on Jan. 19 was removed retroactively after returning negative tests. The tally does not include four cases reclassified as locally transmitted between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6.

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