CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 domestic ones

Taiwan reported 44 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including two domestic infections linked to Taoyuan International Airport, but there have not been any new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The two new domestic cases involved a security guard who worked at Taoyuan airport, and a taxi driver responsible for transporting arriving travelers to quarantine locations, the CECC said.

They are both in their 50s, and have already received their COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, the epidemic center said, indicating that the two cases are breakthrough infections.

Also on Saturday, Taiwan reported 42 imported COVID-19 cases, involving 34 Taiwanese and eight foreign nationals, who arrived in Taiwan between Dec. 15 and Jan. 7. The CECC did not provide their vaccination status in its press statement.

With no deaths reported Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country remains at 850, with the most recent fatality linked to the disease recorded on Dec. 9.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel