TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 9) reported 274 new local coronavirus cases, an increase of 25 percent from the count announced the previous day.
At a press conference that afternoon, Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 275 new cases, including one imported infection and 274 local ones. Chen also announced 25 deaths, bringing the death toll to 333.
The latest local cases include 142 males and 132 females between the ages of five and 90, with the dates of symptom onset and testing ranging from May 14 to June 8. Of the 274 latest local cases, 162 were in New Taipei City, 63 in Taipei City, 15 in Taoyuan City, 12 in Miaoli County, 10 in Keelung City, three cases each in Changhua County and Nantou County, two in Yilan County, and one each in Tainan City, Chiayi City, Taichung City, and Hsinchu County.
Epidemiological investigations found that of the 49 cases that were outside of Taipei and New Taipei City, 43 were from known sources and six were from unknown sources. Related investigations are still ongoing.
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