CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 203 new COVID-19 cases, including 83 domestic

03/27/2022 03:36 PM
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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung holds Sunday
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung holds Sunday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, March 27 (CNA) Taiwan reported 203 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday -- 83 domestic and 120 imported -- with no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The number of new domestic cases was the highest daily total recorded since June 7, 2021 when 88 domestic infections were confirmed at the height of the most serious wave of infections seen in Taiwan.

According to the CECC, the domestic cases consisted of 69 males and 14 females at ages between 5 under and 80 above.

The CECC said most of the imported cases on Sunday came from Vietnam, a total of 64 individuals, followed by Indonesia and the United States accounting for five each.

The origins of 26 of the imported cases are currently under investigation, the CECC added.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 22,769 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,654 domestically transmitted infections.

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

(By James Lo)

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