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Four COVID-19 infections of unknown origin reported in Kaohsiung

ROC Central News Agency

02/09/2022 05:05 PM

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday recorded 10 new domestic COVID-19 cases, with four of them linked to a family cluster in Kaohsiung, and the source of that cluster has not yet been determined, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Kaohsiung cases of unknown origial

Health officials are trying to find possible connections between the four new cases and a previous cluster at the Port of Kaohsiung in central Taiwan, but no link has been established so far, CECC head and Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a daily press briefing.

The other six domestic cases reported Wednesday are people who tested positive while in quarantine, and those infections are linked to existing clusters, Chen said.

Among them, one case was associated with a family cluster in New Taipei that has an unknown source of infection, he said.

Two other cases were linked to a FamilyMart-owned logistics company in Taoyuan, Re-Yi Distribution Service Co., while three cases were linked to a preschool in Taipei, he said.

Chen said the 10 new domestic cases are six males and four females, under 10 to 50 years of age.


The figures do not include four cases reclassified as domestic in early January, nor retroactively removed cases. As of Feb. 9, Taiwan recorded 638 domestic and 1,626 imported COVID-19 cases in 2022.

Imported cases

In addition, Taiwan reported 44 imported cases on Wednesday, including a national football player, who returned to the country the previous day after competing in the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in India.

According to the CECC, 26 of the imported cases arrived from 17 countries, including the United States, Austria, Singapore, Spain, Canada and Vietnam, while the countries of origin of the other 18 cases were still under investigation.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 19,293 COVID-19 cases, including 15,238 domestically transmitted infections.

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

(By Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin)



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