CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 551 new domestic COVID-19 cases, highest this year
Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 551 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day tally this year, as well as 112 cases that originated abroad, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
It marked the first time this year that the daily number of domestic infections exceeded 500, and the 12th consecutive day they went past 100.
New Taipei reported the highest number of new domestic cases, with 162, followed by Taipei with 115, and Kaohsiung with 61.
Of the 112 new imported cases recorded Tuesday, 30 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, the CECC said.
To date, Taiwan has confirmed 28,666 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 19,535 domestically transmitted infections, according to CECC data.
With no deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 854, the data showed.
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