CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 domestic

02/21/2022 02:43 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Feb. 21 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday confirmed 49 new COVID-19 cases -- four domestically transmitted infections and 45 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new domestic cases are all linked to previously reported clusters in which the first reported cases were a Taoyuan Airport security guard, an interior designer in New Taipei, and a family in Kaohsiung.

In three of the new domestic cases, the patients had received two or three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while the fourth, a boy under 10 years old, had not been vaccinated, the CECC said.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 45 imported cases on Monday, 24 of whom tested positive upon arrival in Taiwan. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

1. More doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered in Taiwan than the government has officially received because recipients of the Moderna booster shot are given half the standard dose of the first and second jab. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW
1. More doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered in Taiwan than the government has officially received because recipients of the Moderna booster shot are given half the standard dose of the first and second jab. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 20,056 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,387 domestically transmitted infections.

With no deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 852.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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