Taiwan’s CDC announced a total of 8 new COVID-19 infections in the country October 25, of which six cases were among arrivals from abroad, all of whom were vaccinated.
The six cases consisted of two men and four women who had arrived from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Indonesia, Deputy Leader of the Medical Response Team of the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), Philip Lo (羅一鈞), said.
A British male in his 50s who arrived from the UK, and a Taiwanese woman in her 30s who arrived from the United States had both been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot. Four Indonesian nationals consisting of two females and one male in their teens, and one woman in her 20s had all received the Sinovac vaccine.
Of the six cases, one was considered an acute infection, with a Ct value of 19, and the others had a Ct value ranging from 31 to 37. All six were asymptomatic.
CECC Deputy Commander Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) 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 were “breakthrough infections” (77.27%).
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