Taiwan records 82 new COVID-19 cases, including 7 domestic
ROC Central News Agency
03/11/2022 02:29 PM
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 82 new COVID-19 cases -- seven domestically transmitted and 75 that originated abroad -- and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Three of the seven new domestic cases were part of a family cluster in the greater Taipei area, while the other four were all linked to a tour group cluster, the CECC said.
In addition to the domestic cases, the CECC also reported 75 imported cases on Friday, 45 of whom were 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 11, Taiwan recorded 879 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 5,627 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.
To date, Taiwan has confirmed 21,163 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 15,482 domestically transmitted infections.
With no deaths reported Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 853.
(By Ko Lin)
1. More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BNT 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, while medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a Pfizer-BNT vial. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW
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