CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 56 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 domestic

02/23/2022 02:23 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts' Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 56 new COVID-19 cases -- two domestically transmitted infections and 54 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The two new domestic cases are linked to a cluster in which the first reported case was an interior designer in New Taipei, the CECC said.

One of the two individuals who tested positive had received one vaccine jab, while the other, a boy under 10 years old, was unvaccinated, according to the CECC.

Update: Taiwan reports 2 new domestic COVID cases; Farglory FTZ cluster ends

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of Feb. 23, Taiwan recorded 789 domestic and 2,333 imported COVID-19 cases in 2022.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of Feb. 23, Taiwan recorded 789 domestic and 2,333 imported COVID-19 cases in 2022.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 54 imported cases on Wednesday, 31 of which involved travelers who tested positive upon arrival in Taiwan. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 20,156 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,394 domestically transmitted infections.

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

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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