Taiwan coronavirus cases remain at 441

No new Wuhan coronavirus cases Saturday for second day in a row, no domestic transmissions for 41 days

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CECC chief Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung

CECC chief Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported no new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients again on Saturday (May 23), keeping the total at 441.

A run of 13 days without any new patients came to an abrupt end Thursday (May 21), when a man in his 30s who had been working in Mexico for about four months tested positive a day after his return.

Saturday’s announcement by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) means the island country has gone 41 days in a row without a local transmission. The death toll remains at seven, and 411 patients have been released from isolation after treatment in hospitals.

Out of the 441 cases, 350 were imported, 55 were local, and 36 originated from the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet."