COVID-19 (6/9): Taiwan reports 274 domestic cases, 25 deaths

  • 09 June, 2021
  • Natalie Tso
COVID-19 (6/9): Taiwan reports 274 domestic cases, 25 deaths
Foxconn began rapid testing its employees on Wednesday at its factory in Tucheng, New Taipei City (photo: Hon Hai Technology Group)

Taiwan reported 274 new domestic cases of COVID-19 and one new imported case for a total of 275 new cases on Wednesday. There were also 25 deaths reported.

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the domestic case numbers are stabilizing, but people cannot let down their guard. He also thanked people for not traveling during the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival holiday.

The new domestic patients contracted COVID-19 between May 14 - June 8.  The location of the cases by city and county are as follows:

New Taipei City 162

Taipei 63

Taoyuan City 15

Miaoli County 12

Keelung City 10

Changhua County 3

Nantou County 3

Yilan County 2

Tainan City 1

Chiayi City 1

Taichung City 1

Hsinchu County 1

The source transmission is known for 43 of the 49 cases outside of Greater Taipei, while the source of transmission remains unknown for the remaining six.

The patient in the imported case returned from India on June 7.

Of the deceased, 20 are men and five are women. They were aged 50 years and over, and contracted COVID-19 between May 11-30. They died between May 29-June 7. 

 

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