CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports eight new cases of COVID-19, zero deaths

12/01/2021 02:27 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung wears a face mask that allows people to read his lips in a bid to raise awareness ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of the CECC
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung wears a face mask that allows people to read his lips in a bid to raise awareness ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) Taiwan reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, all contracted overseas, and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The cases involved four Taiwanese and four Indonesian nationals, who had traveled to Taiwan recently from Canada, the United States, Cambodia, and Indonesia. They all tested positive during quarantine, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,609 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.

The most recent domestic COVID-19 case in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 4, the only one in that month.
The most recent domestic COVID-19 case in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 4, the only one in that month.

There have only been 123 domestic cases since Aug. 15, 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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The most recent death linked to COVID-19 in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 9, the only one in that month.
The most recent death linked to COVID-19 in Taiwan was reported on Nov. 9, the only one in that month.

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Nov. 30: COVID-19: Taiwan records 188 imported cases, 1 domestic case, 1 death in November

Nov. 29: Taiwan reports 8 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Nov. 28: Taiwan reports 10 COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Nov. 27: Taiwan reports 12 imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Nov. 26: Taiwan reports 12 new imported COVID-19 cases, no deaths

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