CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan COVID-19 cases rise to 195 with 26 new infections

03/23/2020 02:36 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed 26 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus Monday, bringing its total number to 195, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Among the new patients, only one is believed to have been infected locally, while the others are deemed to have contracted the virus overseas, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the CECC.

As of Monday, 158 of the 195 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan had been classified as imported, according to the CECC.

(By Joseph Yeh)


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