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Taiwan reports zero local COVID cases, no deaths

Seven cases imported from Malaysia, the US, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Cyprus

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin Image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin Image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported no new local COVID-19 infections Saturday (Oct. 23) and no deaths, but seven imported cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

There have been no new local cases over the past week, except for Friday (Oct. 22), when two local infections were confirmed in Keelung City, including an Indonesian caregiver.

The imported cases comprised five men and two women, ranging in age from 10 to 69. Two arrived from Malaysia, and one each from the United States, Indonesia, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Cyprus. Their arrival dates fell between Oct. 10-21, the CECC said.

Taiwan’s latest total of 16,364 coronavirus cases included 14,587 domestic cases and 1,723 imported ones, with the total death tally remaining at 846. Of the fatalities, 834 were the result of local infections, with New Taipei City registering 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 12 other deaths were imported cases.

A total of 36 COVID cases originated from last year’s journey by the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet," two were infected on a flight, one case was classified as unresolved, and 14 cases were put under investigation. A total of 110 earlier patients were removed from the list of confirmed cases.