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Taiwan reports 130 COVID-19 cases, sees inoculation hesitancy

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2021-06-25
TAIPEI, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan on Thursday reported 130 new COVID-19 cases, including 129 local infections, as well as six deaths from the disease, the island's disease monitoring agency said.

Despite a decline in confirmed cases on Monday and Tuesday, Taiwan recorded new daily infections of more than 100 for the second straight day on Thursday.

It brought the total tally to 14,389, including 13,169 local cases. A total of 605 deaths have been reported, the agency said.

So far, over 1.74 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Taiwan, covering 7.43 percent of the population.

Discouraged by multiple post-vaccination deaths, the public has shown growing unwillingness to get inoculated.

The number of people who received jabs fell to 53,068 on Wednesday, down sharply from 84,465 last Friday. Enditem
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