CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 cases, one death

Update: Preschool cluster grows to 27 cases, infection source still unknown

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported six new COVID-19 cases -- four transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Two of the domestic cases were in New Taipei, while the other two were in Taipei, the CECC said.

The six new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,062, of which 14,397 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The death reported on Thursday was a man in his 70s who had a history of chronic illness, the CECC said, adding that he died on Sept. 7.

To date, 838 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 826 since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel