Taiwan reports six new COVID-19 case, zero deaths

20-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Focustaiwan | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Taiwan on Tuesday reported six new COVID-19 cases, all but one of them contracted overseas, and no deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command centre (CECC).

The one domestically transmitted case is a man in his 60s, who began developing a fever and other symptoms on October 16, the CECC said.

The man was confirmed as having COVID-19 on Tuesday after going to a doctor and getting tested on October 17, the CECC added.

The source of his infection is still being investigated, the CECC said, adding that 12 people who came in contact with him are being required to quarantine at home or closely monitor their health.

Meanwhile, the five imported cases reported Tuesday are four men and one woman between the ages of 10 and 70, according to the CECC.

Two of them traveled to Taiwan from the United States, and the other three arrived, respectively, from the United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, and Malaysia, the CECC said.

They all entered Taiwan between October 5 and October 17, and presented proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within three days before flying to Taiwan.

Taiwan has confirmed a total of 16,343 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, of which 14,585 were domestic infections.



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