CHINA Taiwan adds six COVID-19 cases on Saturday

CHINA

Taiwan adds six COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Xinhua

22:55, January 02, 2021

TAIPEI, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Six people tested positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan on Saturday, raising the total infections on the island to 808, the local epidemic monitoring agency said.

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Two of the new cases were from the United States, two from the Philippines, one from Britain and one from Indonesia, the agency said in a press release.

The patients from the United States and Britain were found to have a high level of virus in their systems. The samples taken from them will be analyzed to see whether they belong to a new variant of the COVID-19 virus, the statement said.

The agency has found a total of 216 people with a history of traveling to Britain since Dec. 13, and has ordered that 123 of them take COVID-19 tests as of Saturday. Of these, 115 tested negative and eight are still being tested.

Among the confirmed COVID-19 cases, seven have died, 686 have recovered and 115 remain hospitalized, according to the agency.

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