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Taiwan reports seven new COVID-19 cases, one new domestic infection

ROC Central News Agency

09/28/2021 02:32 PM

Update: Taiwan reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, new round of vaccination to to start Oct. 6

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all but one of them contracted overseas, and no deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The sole domestic case was reported in Taipei and involved a man in his 50s who had a COVID-19 test done on Monday at his own expense for his job. The result came back positive on Tuesday, the CECC said.

The patient is asymptomatic and health authorities are currently looking into his possible source of infection.

Of the six imported cases, three were Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from Vietnam, the United States and Singapore, while the other three were citizens of Japan and the U.S., the CECC said.

They all tested positive for the disease during their mandatory 14-day quarantine in Taiwan.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,205 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,416 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

No new deaths from the disease were recorded on Tuesday, the CECC said.

(By Ko Lin)


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