CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Taiwan reported 12 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, all but one of whom contracted the disease overseas, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new domestic case is a Taipei resident in her 60s whose daughter had tested positive for the disease on Friday, the CECC said.

The 11 imported cases were five Taiwanese and six foreign nationals who recently traveled to Taiwan from Russia, the United States, Honduras, Singapore, Canada, the Czech Republic, Poland, Myanmar, South Africa, and Cambodia.

The new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,141, of which 14,412 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The sole death reported Sunday is a man in his 70s who passed away on Sept. 10.

To date, 840 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with 828 fatalities having occurred since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel