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Taiwan reports 250 local COVID cases, 26 deaths

Total number of coronavirus cases 12,746, overall death toll 411

(Taiwan News, Venice Tang photo)

(Taiwan News, Venice Tang photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 26 deaths and 250 new local COVID-19 cases Saturday (June 12), with one imported case.

New Taipei City recorded the highest number of domestic infections, 133 overall, while Taipei City confirmed 65 cases. Keelung had 16 new infections, Taoyuan recorded 13, and Miaoli County nine, following 66 local transmissions the previous day, mainly due to outbreaks at electronics companies.

Of the new local cases, 116 were men and 134 were women, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said. The youngest new case was less than five years of age, while the age of the oldest was more than 100.

The 26 deceased were 17 men and nine women, ranging in age from being in their 40s to over 100. All of them had fallen ill between May 15 and June 9, and were confirmed as COVID cases between May 18 and June 11, passing away between June 4-11.

The only imported case was a Taiwanese woman in her 40s who had returned from China on May 30. She developed a fever during her stay at a quarantine hotel and was tested on June 10.

Taiwan’s total of 12,746 coronavirus cases includes 11,539 domestic cases, 1,154 imported ones, and 411 deaths. A total of 36 cases originated from last year’s journey by the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet," two were infected on board a flight, one case was classified as unresolved, and 14 cases are still under investigation.

A total of 92 earlier cases were removed from the list of confirmed cases. Level 3 restrictions are in force until June 28, including a ban on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people and indoor gatherings of more than five, as well as compulsory mask wearing outside the home. Indoor dining has been banned nationwide, with restaurants and stalls providing takeout meals.

Updated : 2021-07-29 16:39 GMT+08:00