Taiwan reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, including 4 domestic
ROC Central News Agency
03/01/2022 02:20 PM
Taipei, March 1 (CNA) Taiwan reported 44 new COVID-19 cases -- four domestically transmitted infections and 40 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Three of the new domestic cases were in Taoyuan and one in Taipei. They are all related to previously reported cases, the CECC said.
One of the four individuals had received three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, while the other three, all children under 10 years old, were unvaccinated, according to the CECC.
In addition to the domestic cases, Taiwan also reported 40 imported cases on Tuesday, 25 of them travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan. The CECC did not release any information regarding the vaccination status of the imported cases.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of March 1, Taiwan recorded 836 domestic and 2,665 imported COVID-19 cases in 2022.
To date, Taiwan has confirmed 20,533 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,439 domestically transmitted infections.
With no deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 853.
(By Chiang Yi-ching)
1. More doses of the Moderna vaccine have been administered in Taiwan than the government has officially received because recipients of the Moderna booster shot are given half the standard dose of the first and second jab. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW
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