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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 8,419 new COVID-19 cases, 43 deaths

03/19/2023 03:38 PM
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People cycle at a riverside park in Taipei on Sunday. CNA photo March 19, 2023
People cycle at a riverside park in Taipei on Sunday. CNA photo March 19, 2023

Taipei, March 19 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday reported 8,419 new cases of COVID-19 and 43 deaths from the disease.

The number of local infections reported Sunday, 8,209, represented a decline of 7.4 percent compared with the same day the previous week, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 10,231,343 COVID-19 infections and 18,775 deaths from the disease since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Starting Monday, the reporting of mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 infections in Taiwan, as well as the current mandatory five-day quarantine for infected individuals, will be phased out.

However, the CECC cautioned that people who are confirmed as having contracted COVID-19 before Monday are still required to observe the mandatory five-day quarantine protocol.

(By Chen Chieh-ling and Lee Hsin-Yin)


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