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Taiwan reports 128 COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths Saturday

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2021-06-20
TAIPEI, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan on Saturday reported 128 COVID-19 cases, including 127 local infections, as well as 20 deaths from the disease, according to the island's disease monitoring agency.

Of the new locally transmitted infections, 60 were men, and 67 were women, aged from under five to over 90. They showed symptoms between June 3 and June 18.

The 20 deaths were ten men and ten women, aged from their 50s to in their 90s. They passed away between June 10 and June 16.

On the same day, Taiwan reported one imported COVID-19 case from India.

As of Friday, 49 elderly people had died after receiving AstraZeneca vaccines in Taiwan, undermining the public's willingness to get vaccinated.

The agency said a more thorough investigation is needed to determine whether there was a correlation between these deaths and receiving vaccines.

The total number of confirmed cases on the island has risen to 13,896, including 12,680 locally transmitted cases. A total of 538 deaths have been recorded, the agency said. Enditem
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