Taiwan: first case of Mu variant found is a vaccine breakthrough case

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Taiwan announced its first confirmed case of the Mu variant of COVID-19, a Taiwanese woman who had received two Pfizer vaccine doses in the U.S.  Taiwan’s first case of the Mu variant was originally diagnosed with COVID-19 on August 13th. The infected person is a Taiwanese woman in her 60s who had returned from the U.S. in early August.

She had received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in the U.S. on July 5th and the second on July 26th. When she returned to Taiwan on August 3rd, she did not report any symptoms, but a test administered at the airport revealed that she was positive for COVID, with a Ct value of 29.

Taiwan News Report


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** This post was originally published on September 5, 2021 **