CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports five imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

11/17/2021 02:57 PM
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CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang at Wednesday
CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang at Wednesday's press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC.

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) Taiwan reported on Wednesday five new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The five cases are one Taiwanese and four foreign nationals, who traveled to Taiwan from Lithuania, Indonesia, and India, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,503 COVID-19 cases, of which 14,426 were domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 17, Taiwan reported one domestic COVID-19 case -- on Nov. 4 -- and 90 imported cases.
Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 17, Taiwan reported one domestic COVID-19 case -- on Nov. 4 -- and 90 imported cases.

There have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15, however, as daily domestic case numbers have fallen to mostly single digits or zero since then, according to CECC data.

With no new deaths reported Wednesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remains at 848, with all but 12 recorded since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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