CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 5 new imported COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths

Taiwan reported five new imported cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths from the disease Tuesday, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced at a daily press briefing.

The new cases involved a Taiwanese man in his 20s who returned from the Czech Republic on Nov. 27, a man from the Netherlands in his 20s who arrived in Taiwan from his home country on Nov. 15, and three Filipino men, two in their 40s and one in his 30s, who were working on a ship that docked in Taiwan on Nov. 29, according to the CECC.

The Taiwanese man and the three Filipinos tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Taiwan, while the Dutch national returned a positive test before the end of his mandatory 14-day quarantine, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,601 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,426 were domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

However, there have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15, with daily numbers falling to mostly single digits or zero since then. The total number of imported cases reported in Taiwan has risen by 627 since mid-August to 1,957.

In November, Taiwan recorded 188 imported cases and only one domestic case, according to CECC data.

With no new deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remains 848, all but 12 of which have been recorded since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel