CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan confirms one new imported COVID-19 case

04/05/2021 03:10 PM
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Travelers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. CNA file photo
Travelers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. CNA file photo

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed one new imported case of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,048, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new case involves an Indonesian woman in her 20s who traveled to Taiwan to study on March 21, the CECC said in a statement.

As is required for all international students, the woman was tested for COVID-19 at the end of her quarantine, and the result came back positive on Monday, the CECC said.

The woman told health authorities after testing positive that she had contact with a COVID-19 patient when she was in Indonesia, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,048 cases of COVID-19, 932 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 1,004 patients have recovered, 10 have died, and 34 are in hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Monday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 131 million people in 193 countries and regions, with more than 2.8 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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