Taiwan Reports New Local COVID Case, No Deaths | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan confirmed a new local case of COVID-19 on Saturday (Oct. 16), with no deaths but 10 imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The new local case was a 33-year-old Indonesian woman living in New Taipei City who was tested on Friday (October 15) because she was preparing to return home. Three contacts have been asked to self-quarantine while health officials investigate his case. She was asymptomatic throughout, the CECC said.
The imported cases were six men and four women aged 10 to 59. Three of them came from the United States, two from Indonesia and one from Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and the United Kingdom. Their arrival dates fell between October 1 and October 14, the CECC said.
Taiwan’s latest total of 16,336 coronavirus cases included 14,584 domestic and 1,698 imported cases, with the total death toll remaining at 846. Of the deaths, 834 were the result of local infections, with New Taipei City recording 412 deaths. and Taipei City 319.
Keelung reported 29 deaths, Taoyuan 27, Changhua 15, Hsinchu County 13, Taichung five, Miaoli three, Yilan and Hualien two each, and Hsinchu City, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Nantou, Yunlin, Pingtung and Taitung one each. The other 12 deaths were imported cases.
A total of 36 cases of COVID are due to last year’s trip by the Taiwan Navy’s “Goodwill Fleet”, two were infected on board a flight, one case was classified as unsolved and 14 cases were investigated. A total of 110 previous cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases.