CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, including 23 domestic

01/21/2022 02:51 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Friday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Friday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Local COVID-19 cases surge to new high in latest outbreak

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, consisting of 23 domestic cases and 45 imported cases, with no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Ten of the new domestic cases are related to a Kaohsiung family of three who were confirmed with the disease on Thursday.

Of the 23 new people infected domestically, 15 were fully vaccinated, two had received one vaccine jab, three had not gotten a single jab, and the status of the other three was still under investigation.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 45 imported cases on Friday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 18,109 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,772 were domestic infections.

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

(By Y.F. Low)

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