Seven out of ten people testing positive for COVID-19 in a health facility in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District were vaccinated, New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) said at a regular press briefing yesterday, August 4.
Mayor Hou said that five people from the small hospital were among 14 people added to the list of infected in New Taipei City, Wednesday.
Mayor Hou said the five new cases from the hospital brought the total cluster infection to 10 people, of whom seven were vaccinated.
Being vaccinated doesn’t mean you won’t get infected, Mayor Hou observed, adding that we must remain vigilant, especially in high risk areas like hospitals and long-term care institutions. The mayor advised that people in high-risk environments should continue to wear masks, and conduct regular screenings, even after vaccination.
Picture: New Taipei City Information Bureau.
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