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Taiwan reports 2 local COVID cases

Friday's local COVID cases both residents of Keelung, death toll remains at 846

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(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Oct. 22) reported two new local COVID-19 cases.

Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced six imported COVID cases and two local infections. The CECC did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 846.

Local cases

Chen said that case No. 16,461 is an Indonesian woman in her 30s who has been working in Taiwan for a long time. At the request of her employer, she was tested for the virus on Oct. 20 and the result came back positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

She was found to have a Ct value of 33 and a blood test showed a positive result for antibodies. The health department has identified seven contacts in her case, all of whom have entered isolation.

Case No. 16,462 is a Taiwanese woman in her 50s who was tested for the virus because she accompanied a hospital patient. She developed symptoms of fatigue that same day.

She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday with a Ct value of 33.2 and a positive result for antibodies. The health department has identified 10 contacts in her case, all of whom have entered isolation.

Imported cases

According to Chen, the six imported cases include two males and four females between the ages of 10 and 60. Between Oct. 7-20, they entered Taiwan from Myanmar (16,460), Indonesia (16,463), Thailand (16,464), Malaysia (case Nos. 16,465 and 16,466), and South Africa (case No. 16,467).

COVID case statistics

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 3,818,297 COVID tests, with 3,801,502 coming back negative. Out of the 16,357 confirmed cases, 1,716 were imported, 14,587 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.

A total of 110 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 846 individuals have succumbed to the disease.

Of the 834 deaths from local infections, 412 were in New Taipei, 319 in Taipei, 29 in Keelung, 27 in Taoyuan, 15 in Changhua County, 13 in Hsinchu County, five in Taichung, three in Miaoli County, two each in Yilan and Hualien counties, and one each in Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, and Taitung County. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.


Updated : 2021-11-28 14:15 GMT+08:00