CORONAVIRUS/Domestic COVID-19 cases linked to airport climb to 30

Taiwan on Monday confirmed six new domestic COVID-19 cases, all linked to Taoyuan International Airport, and 26 new imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The six new cases, which include one confirmed by the CECC late Sunday evening, brings the total number of domestic COVID-19 infections linked to the airport reported in the past week to 30.

Three of the six have been classified as breakthrough infections, while one of those infected had received one Pfizer-BioNTech dose, and two were under 10 years old and had not received any COVID-19 vaccine doses.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 26 imported cases on Monday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 17,393 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,635 are domestic infections. Taiwan has recorded 31 domestic cases in January so far, all but one linked to Taoyuan International Airport.

With no deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country remains at 850. Taiwan last reported a death related to COVID-19 on Dec. 19.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel