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Taiwan reports two new, asymptomatic COVID cases from Philippines

ROC Central News Agency

12/30/2020 05:35 PM

Taipei, Dec. 30 (CNA) Taiwan has reported two new imported cases of COVID-19 infection, both migrant workers from the Philippines who have been asymptomatic since their arrivals on Dec. 15 and 16, respectively.

The latest cases bring the total number in the country to 797, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Wednesday.

According to the center, both Filipinas presented negative coronavirus reports issued three days before they boarded their flights and had been in 14-day mandatory quarantine at a government-designated center since their arrival.

The two Philippine nationals, who are both in their 20s, each received another test prior to completing their quarantine, the results of which came back positive on Wednesday, the center reported.

None of the local personnel involved have been instructed to undergo home quarantine, as all the people with whom the two migrant workers had been in contact since their arrival were using personal protective equipment, the CECC said.

Of the total, 666 have recovered, 124 are hospitalized and seven have died, according to CECC data.

Since the onset of the pandemic, COVID-19 has infected about 81.92 million people in 191 countries and regions worldwide, with more than 1.79 million fatalities, according to CECC statistics as of Wednesday.

(By Chung Yu-chen)

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