11 new locally confirmed cases in Taiwan involve multiple chains of transmission
China News Service, Taipei, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — The “epidemic command center” of the Taiwan authorities announced on the 14th that 68 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed, of which 11 were locally confirmed cases, all of which were related to the cluster case at Taoyuan Airport.
According to reports from Taiwan media such as Central News Agency and United News, there are currently three extended communication chains in the Taoyuan Airport cluster case, one is the Taoyuan Airport communication chain; It was caused by a bank handling business. At present, the bank infection case has extended out of the restaurant transmission chain, which was caused by a staff member of the infected bank having a dinner in a restaurant in Taoyuan; The airport infected staff participated in the activities of the Taoyuan Golden Voice Singer Club.
Among the newly confirmed local cases, 8 are related to the bank transmission chain, of which 3 are relatives of bank staff, 5 are staff members and customers of the confirmed bank staff dining restaurant; 2 are confirmed cases related to the Golden Voice Music Club 1 case is a relative of an airport staff member who has been diagnosed with the virus.
The “command center” said that the bank cluster case is the focus of Taiwan’s recent epidemic prevention. Taoyuan City said on the 13th that it is estimated that about 10,000 people will be inspected in bank cluster cases.
The information released by the “command center” on the 14th also showed that there were 57 new confirmed cases imported from abroad, of which 17 were from the United States.
Regarding the public opinion that the number of imported cases from abroad has increased recently, long-distance flights should be appropriately reduced, the “command center” said recently that there is no such plan.
Up to now, a total of 17,692 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Taiwan, of which 14,676 are local cases; a total of 851 deaths, of which 838 are local infections.