CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 160 new COVID-19 domestic cases, 244 imported

04/02/2022 02:47 PM
To activate the text-to-speech service, please first agree to the privacy policy below.
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung holds Saturday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung holds Saturday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Taiwan reported 404 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday -- 160 domestically transmitted and 244 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Most of the new domestic cases have been linked to known clusters recently identified around Taiwan, including one in Keelung involving police officers and a karaoke bar, for which 42 new cases were reported Saturday, according to the CECC.

A cluster involving a school in New Taipei City saw 17 new cases, while a cluster linked to a residential complex in New Taipei and another cluster involving an e-commerce studio in Taoyuan City each saw 10 new cases, the CECC said.

New Taipei had the highest number of new domestic cases at 52, followed by 37 in Keelung City, 22 in Taoyuan, 18 in Taipei City and nine in Kaohsiung City.

The other new domestic cases were reported in Yilan County (6), Hualien County (5), Changhua County (3) Hsinchu County (2), Hsinchu City (2), while Taichung City, Taitung County, Pingtung County and Kinmen County each recorded one case.

About half of the new domestic cases -- 83 -- reported Saturday were asymptomatic, the CECC said.

Update: Taiwan to expand medical capacity as daily COVID cases spike

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 2, Taiwan recorded 1,530 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 7,846 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 2, Taiwan recorded 1,530 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 7,846 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.

Of the new imported cases, 186 were travelers who tested positive upon arrival in Taiwan, according to the CECC.

Both the new domestic and imported cases on Saturday were the highest recorded in a single day this year.

(By Christie Chen and Kay Liu)

Enditem/cs

> Chinese Version
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

Related News

April 1: Taiwan still plans to open up gradually, despite case spike: Premier

March 31: Keelung COVID-19 cluster linked to karaoke bar grows to 91 cases

March 30: Mass COVID-19 testing in Keelung planned as domestic cases spike

March 27: Domestic COVID-19 cases spike in Taiwan as clusters grow

Recent cases

April 1: Taiwan reports 236 COVID-19 cases, including 104 domestic

March 31: Taiwan reports 239 COVID-19 cases, including 87 domestic

March 30: Taiwan reports 163 new COVID-19 cases, including 56 domestic

March 29: Taiwan reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, including 33 domestic

March 28: Taiwan reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, including 34 domestic

View All
0:00
/
0:00
We value your privacy.
Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. Click here to find out more about Focus Taiwan's privacy policy. When you close this window, it means you agree with this policy.