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Taiwan confirms three new imported COVID-19 cases

ROC Central News Agency

04/19/2021 03:41 PM

Taipei, April 19 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday confirmed three new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of cases in the country to 1,076, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Two of the new cases are women from the Philippines, both in their 30s. They traveled to Taiwan to work on April 4 and tested positive just before finishing quarantine at a government center, the CECC said.

The third case reported Monday is an Indian man in his 20s who came to work in Taiwan on April 2. He tested positive just after finishing quarantine, and two people he came into contact with have been asked to observe self-health management protocols.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,076 cases of COVID-19, 960 of which have been classified as imported. Of the total, 1,034 have recovered, 11 have died and 31 are in hospital, according to CECC statistics as of Monday.

Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 140.9 million people in 193 countries and regions, with more than 3 million fatalities, CECC data shows.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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