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Taiwan reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, including 26 domestic

ROC Central News Agency

02/08/2022 02:32 PM

Taipei, Feb. 8 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases, consisting of 26 domestically transmitted cases and 22 that originated abroad, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the new domestic cases, 22 were linked to previously reported clusters, and all of the individuals involved tested positive in quarantine, the CECC said.

The remaining four people confirmed to have COVID-19 were a family of four in New Taipei's Banqiao District whose source of infection was still unknown, the CECC said.

Sixteen of the newly infected individuals had received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, three had received one vaccine jab, and six of them, all under the age of 10, had not been vaccinated.

The vaccination status of one case is still under investigation, the CECC said.


The figures do not include four cases reclassified as domestic in early January, nor retroactively removed cases. As of Feb. 8, Taiwan recorded 628 domestic and 1,582 imported COVID-19 cases in 2022.

In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 22 imported cases on Tuesday, nine of whom tested positive upon arrival in Taiwan on Monday. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 19,239 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,228 domestically transmitted infections.

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

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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