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Taiwan reports one new imported case of COVID-19

ROC Central News Agency

03/29/2021 04:18 PM

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported one new imported case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 1,023, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new case involved a Taiwanese man in his 30s who went to work in the Philippines in mid-December last year, CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said at a press briefing.

The man returned to Taiwan on March 12, with proof of a negative COVID-19 test result issued within three days of his flight, as is required of all passengers, Chuang said.

He began to have an altered sense of smell while in quarantine at home and he was confirmed to have COVID-19 on Monday, Chuang said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,023 cases of COVID-19, 907 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 979 patients have recovered, 10 have died and 34 are in the hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Monday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 126.9 million people in 193 countries and regions, with more than 2.7 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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