CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 7 imported COVID-19 cases and no deaths

10/23/2021 03:56 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Saturday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all of which were contracted overseas, and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The seven imported cases were three Taiwanese nationals who recently returned from the United States, Cyprus, and Cambodia, while the other four were citizens of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Mongolia, the CECC said.

The imported cases are five men and two women ranging in age from teens to 60s, according to the CECC.

Six of the cases were asymptomatic while the seventh was a Taiwanese man in his 20s who returned from Cyprus on Oct. 20 and was placed in hospital quarantine upon his arrival at the airport because he declared having tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in October while in the European country, the CECC explained.

The man had been experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, and loss of taste and smell since Oct. 4 in Cyprus.

With Saturday
With Saturday's new cases, Taiwan reported 135 imported cases and six locally acquired cases in October.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,364 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020 -- 14,587 are domestic infections, while 1,723 are people who contracted the disease abroad.

With no new deaths reported Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remains at 846, according to the CECC.

(By Ko Lin)

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