CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports seven COVID-19 cases, one death

Taiwan reported on Wednesday seven new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and one death from the disease, which is the first reported since Nov. 9, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The sole death reported Wednesday was a Taiwanese man in his 50s, who tested positive for COVID-19 on June 5. He passed away on Nov. 19, the CECC said.

The new COVID-19 cases were three Taiwanese and four foreign nationals, who had arrived in Taiwan recently from the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, and the United States, the CECC said.

They all tested positive during quarantine, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,759 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,427 are domestic infections reported since May 15, 2021, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

Daily domestic case numbers have fallen to mostly single digits or zero since Aug. 15, and only one such case, a former researcher at Academia Sinica, has been reported in the past month.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country is now 849, with all but 12 recorded since May 15. Taiwan last reported a death related to COVID-19 on Nov. 9, according to CECC data.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel