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One new imported case of COVID-19 reported in Taiwan

ROC Central News Agency

12/11/2020 03:26 PM

Taipei, Dec. 11 (CNA) A Taiwanese woman who is a long-term resident of the United States and returned to visit family was the only new COVID-19 patient confirmed in Taiwan on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new case brought the total in the country to 725 since the pandemic began late last year, the CECC said.

The woman, who is in her 20s, arrived in Taiwan Nov. 30 and was given a test for COVID-19 by local health authorities on Dec. 9 after developing a runny nose and abnormal sense of smell Dec. 7, the CECC said in a statement, adding that the results came back positive Friday.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 725 cases of COVID-19, 633 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 595 patients have recovered, seven have died and 123 are currently hospitalized, according to CECC statistics as of Friday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 69.5 million people in 191 countries and regions, with more than 1.5 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chung Yu-chen)


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