Taiwan reports one new imported COVID-19 case

04/18/2021 03:16 PM
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CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang. CNA photo April 18, 2021
CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang. CNA photo April 18, 2021

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported one new imported case of COVID-19, bringing the number of cases in the country to 1,073, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The case involves a Malaysian man in his 40s who traveled to Taiwan to work on April 15, CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said at a press briefing.

Upon arrival, the man was found to have a fever of 38.5 degrees Celsius and he was immediately sent to a hospital. A COVID-19 test he took there returned positive on Sunday, Chuang said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,073 cases of COVID-19, 957 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 1,033 have recovered, 11 have died and 29 are in hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Sunday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 140.2 million people in 193 countries and regions, with more than 3 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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