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Taiwan reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths (update)

ROC Central News Agency

06/26/2021 03:36 PM


Taipei, June 26 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 80 new cases of COVID-19, all but two of which were domestic infections, as well as 13 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases bring the total number in the country to 14,545, of which over 13,000 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

In the two cities considered to be Taiwan's COVID-19 hotspots, New Taipei had the most new domestic cases reported Saturday, with 36, followed by Taipei with 30, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a press briefing.

In other parts of the country, Keelung, Taoyuan and Pingtung each reported three new cases, while Miaoli, Changhua and Hsinchu County each reported one, Chen added.


Of the 12 cases outside Taipei and New Taipei cities, 10 had a known source of infection, while the others had unclear links to other cases and were under investigation, he said.

Meanwhile, the CECC noted that of the 13,190 COVID-19 cases confirmed between May 11 and June 24, 9,916 of the patients (75.1 percent) had now recovered and been released from quarantine.

The two imported cases confirmed Saturday both involved Taiwanese women in their 30s who had recently returned to the country from Japan and the Philippines, respectively, Chen said.

They both tested positive for COVID-19 prior to being released from their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Taiwan.


Regarding the 13 deaths, the CECC said they were eight men and five women, in their 40s to 90s, who passed away between June 21 and June 24.

To date, 623 people in Taiwan have died from COVID-19, including 611 since May 15.

(By Ko Lin)



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