CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, including 52 domestic

Taiwan reported on Sunday 89 new COVID-19 cases, consisting of 52 domestic and 37 imported cases, and zero deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).


The new domestic cases included one reported in Taipei Saturday evening, involving a chef at Grand Hotel, and three of her family members. In addition, 30 cases were recorded at the Farglory Free Trade Zone in Taoyuan and 15 in Kaohsiung, the CECC said.


Two of the new cases were linked to a cluster reported at a steakhouse in Taoyuan, and one is an employee at a hotel in Yilan County, the CECC said.


According to the CECC, four of the new domestic cases have been classified as breakthrough infections, one had received a Pfizer-BioNTech jab, and two children under the age of 10 had not received any vaccine doses.


The vaccination status of the remaining cases is still under investigation, the CECC said.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 37 imported cases on Sunday, 17 of which were arriving passengers who tested positive upon arrival in Taiwan on Saturday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.


To date, Taiwan has confirmed 18,325 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,903 were domestic infections.


With no deaths reported on Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country remained at 851.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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