Taiwan reports first death from coronavirus infection

02/16/2020 07:25 PM
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Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported the nation's first death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a male in his 60s living in central Taiwan, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The patient has no recent overseas travel history and no known contact with COVID-19 patients, Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the CECC, said, adding that the authorities are still working to determine how he became infected.

(By Joseph Yeh)


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