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No new COVID-19 cases in Taiwan for 13th straight day

ROC Central News Agency

05/20/2020 05:28 PM

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed no new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus for the 13th consecutive day on Wednesday, keeping the total at 440 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

It was also the 38th straight day with no domestically transmitted infections, according to CECC statistics. The last time Taiwan recorded a domestic infection was on April 12.

Since the pandemic began late last year, Taiwan has recorded 440 cases, 349 of which have been classified as imported and 55 as local infections, according to CECC statistics.

The other 36 cases are a cluster infection aboard a Navy vessel that returned April 9 from a Pacific goodwill mission. Those cases have not yet been classified as either local or imported.

To date, 402 COVID-19 patients in Taiwan have recovered, seven have died, with the remainder still hospitalized, according to the CECC.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected 4,921,252 people in 187 countries and regions, including 1,551,150 in the United States, 299,941 in Russia, 248,818 in the United Kingdom, 254,220 in Brazil and 232,037 in Spain, with a total of 322,039 fatalities, according to CECC statistics as of Wednesday.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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