Taiwan confirmed a locally transmitted COVID-19 infection Thursday evening, the first such case since early November, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (???) said at a press briefing.
The patient is a fully vaccinated woman in her 20s, who worked until early December in a laboratory at the Genomics Research Center at Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institute, Chen said.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has found that the woman was likely infected with the Delta variant of the coronavirus at her workplace in Taipei's Nangang District, Chen said.
According to Chen, she came into contact with the virus in mid-November and developed a cough on Nov. 26. On Wednesday, when the woman began to notice some changes to her sense of smell and taste, she went to a hospital to have a COVID-19 test, he said.
According to the CECC, the patient had received two doses of the Moderna vaccine in June and July, respectively.
The case was confirmed Thursday evening as the first locally acquired infection since Nov. 4, when the CECC reported that a man in his 30s had tested positive for COVID-19 but was found to have been infected months earlier, during a domestic outbreak that began in May.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel