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No new COVID-19 cases reported in Taiwan Wednesday

ROC Central News Agency

06/24/2020 02:36 PM

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Taiwan reported no new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus on Wednesday, leaving the total number of cases at 446 since the pandemic began at the end of December, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Wednesday was also the 73rd consecutive day with no locally transmitted cases of the disease, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a CECC press briefing.

To date, 435 of Taiwan's 446 COVID-19 patients have recovered, seven have died and four remain in hospital quarantine, said Chen, who also heads the CECC.

Of those, the CECC has classified 355 as imported, 55 as locally acquired and 36 as a cluster infection on board a naval ship -- an outbreak that was later confirmed to have originated in Taiwan.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected 9,219,875 patients in 187 countries and regions worldwide, including 2,383,246 in the United States, 1,145,906 in Brazil, 599,705 in Russia, and 440,215 in India, with a total of 476,977 fatalities, according to CECC statistics.

(By Matthew Mazzetta)

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