Taiwan’s latest local COVID case, Indonesian caregiver | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported a new local case of COVID-19 on Friday, November 5.
Health Minister and CCCB Chief Chen Shih-chung (陳 時 中) announced six imported cases of COVID and one new local infection. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the death toll from COVID at 847.
The only local case reported on Friday, Case No.16,547, is an Indonesian woman in her 30s who has worked in Taiwan as a nursing aide for a long time. While accompanying a patient to the hospital, she was tested for the virus on November 1 and the result was negative.
On November 4, she underwent another test as her patient was transferred to another hospital and was diagnosed with COVID-19 with a Ct value of 40. The health department has identified five contacts, all of them isolated.
Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of CECC’s medical intervention division, said the woman received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in early September. Lo said she tested positive for S antibodies (spike protein), which the CECC said was the result of the vaccination, but did not have N antibodies (core).
Lo said most people infected with COVID-19 develop both S and N antibodies, but around 10-20% of cases do not develop N antibodies due to very mild infection. He said that because the woman’s Ct value was so high and there was no N antibody presence, her infection was likely mild, but more testing will be needed to get a clearer picture. the nature of his infection.
According to Chen, the six imported cases reported on Friday include five men and a woman in their teens through 40s. Between October 22 and November 3, they entered Taiwan from France (case No. 16,541), Thailand (case No. 16,542), Singapore (case No. 16,543), Vietnam (case No. 16,544), Japan (case No. 16,544). 16,545) and Cambodia (case n ° 16,546).
COVID case statistics
Since the start of the epidemic, Taiwan has performed 4,058,655 COVID tests, of which 4,040,892 have come back negative. Of the 16,437 confirmed cases, 1,792 were imported, 14,591 were local, 36 were from the Navy’s “goodwill fleet”, three were from a group of cargo pilots and one was unresolved.
A total of 110 people have been withdrawn as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. So far, 847 people have succumbed to the disease.
Of the 835 deaths from local infections, 412 occurred in New Taipei; 320 in Taipei; 29 in Keelung; 27 in Taoyuan; 15 in Changhua County; 13 in Hsinchu County; five in Taichung; three in Miaoli County; two each in Yilan and Hualien counties; and one in Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County and Taitung County. The other 12 deaths were imported cases.