CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, including 34 domestic

03/28/2022 02:43 PM
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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung holds Monday
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung holds Monday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Taiwan reported 127 new COVID-19 cases on Monday -- 34 domestically transmitted and 93 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The domestic cases consisted of 15 males and 19 females with the youngest being below 5 and the oldest being over 60, the CECC said.

According to the epidemic center, the majority of these cases are linked to recently confirmed COVID-19 clusters in Keelung and Taoyuan, while the authorities are still looking into the sources of infection for two people.

Update: Keelung, Taoyuan clusters see spike in new COVID-19 cases

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of March 28, Taiwan recorded 1,085 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 7,149 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of March 28, Taiwan recorded 1,085 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 7,149 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.

Meanwhile, the 93 new imported cases reported on Monday consisted of 51 males and 42 females with ages ranging from the teens to 70-something.

These individuals entered Taiwan between March 15 and March 27 this year from various countries, including Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia as well as Hong Kong. Among them, 55 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.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 22,896 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,693 domestically transmitted infections.

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

(By Ko Lin)

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