CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports no new domestic COVID-19 cases

Taiwan on Wednesday reported no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 for the first time since it experienced a surge in coronavirus cases in mid-May, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

There was one imported COVID-19 case confirmed Wednesday, which involved a South African national in his 20s who arrived in Taiwan on Aug. 22 for work with a valid negative COVID-19 test result, the CECC said.

The new case brings the total in the country to 15,939, of which 14,343 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

Meanwhile, Taiwan registered one COVID-19 death on Wednesday, raising the country's death toll from the disease to 830, including 818 reported since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel