CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 10 imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

11/19/2021 03:07 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Friday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Friday's daily CECC press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) Taiwan reported on Friday 10 new cases of COVID-19, all contracted overseas, and no new deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The cases involved three Taiwanese and seven foreign nationals from Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam and the Philippines, the CECC said.

They were aged from their teens to their 30s, and all have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except one, a Taiwanese who only had one jab of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

According to the CECC, the man returned from Poland on April 23, and was confirmed as having had COVID-19 while still in the European country in March.

He was recently tested for the disease and the results came back positive Friday, the center said, noting that he had IgG antibodies but no IgM antibodies, indicating he was infected a while ago.

The CECC said five people who came into contact with him have been asked to observe self-health management protocols.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,516 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. 19, Taiwan reported one domestic COVID-19 case -- on Nov. 4 -- and 103 imported cases.
Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 19, Taiwan reported one domestic COVID-19 case -- on Nov. 4 -- and 103 imported cases.

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

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

(By Ko Lin)

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