3 of 4 imported COVID cases fully vaccinated: one with two doses of Astrazeneca and two doses of BioNTech

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced four new cases of COVID-19 among people entering Taiwan from abroad, including three “breakthrough infections.”

CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞), who serves as Deputy Chief of the CECC’s medical response team said that there were no new domestically transmitted cases, nor deaths among confirmed cases, today, Tuesday, November 2.

However, there were four new cases among arrivals from abroad, including three males and one female aged from their 40s to 60s. Two cases arrived from the United States, one from Indonesia, and one from Thailand. Three of the four cases had been fully vaccinated.

Lo pointed out that one of these cases was “special” in that the woman, aged in her 40s, had received two full doses of Astrazeneca, and two full doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The case, number 16,529, had received the vaccinations between April and mid-September this year.

While previous cases who had been vaccinated with one dose each of Astrazeneca and BioNTech had been seen in the country, this was the first time someone had presented as diagnosed after receiving the two full doses of each, Lo said.

On October 26, the CECC said that an analysis of the 110,000 people who entered the country between August and September found that there were 176 people who tested positive for COVID, of which 136 (77.27%) were “breakthrough infections.”

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