CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan records nine imported COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

Taiwan on Monday reported nine new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The nine cases arrived in Taiwan from the United States, Indonesia, Germany, and Saint Kitts and Nevis within the past two weeks, and they tested positive for COVID-19 either upon entry or during quarantine, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,496 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,426 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

There have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15, however, as daily case numbers have fallen to mostly single digits since then, according to CECC data.

With no new deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remains at 848, with all but 12 recorded since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel