CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 103 new COVID-19 cases, including 21 domestic

03/26/2022 02:32 PM
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CECC spokesperson and Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang. Photo courtesy of the CECC
CECC spokesperson and Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) Taiwan reported 103 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday -- 21 domestically transmitted and 82 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The ages of the 21 domestic COVID-19 cases ranged from their teens to 70s, with 20 of them being contacts of recently confirmed cases, the CECC said.

The authorities are currently still investigating the sources of the infection which involved a woman in her 30s who had already received two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the epidemic center said.

Update: More COVID-19 cases reported at New Taipei factory

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of March 26, Taiwan recorded 968 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 6,941 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of March 26, Taiwan recorded 968 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 6,941 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.

Meanwhile, the 82 new imported cases reported on Saturday consisted of 48 males and 34 females with ages ranging from under 5 to 80-something.

These individuals entered Taiwan from Jan. 25 to March 25 this year from various countries, including Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Among them, 35 tested positive for the virus at the airport upon landing in Taiwan.

The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

1. More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BNT 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, while medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a Pfizer-BNT vial. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW
1. More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BNT 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, while medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a Pfizer-BNT vial. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 22,566 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,571 domestically transmitted infections.

With no deaths reported Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 853.

(By Ko Lin)

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