Taiwan sees 52nd day without new local coronavirus case

Only 8 people still being treated in Taiwan for coronavirus after 428 released from hospital

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CECC head Chen Shih-chung. (CDC photo)

CECC head Chen Shih-chung. (CDC photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (June 3) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 52 days without a new local infection.

During his daily press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Minister of Health and Welfare and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced there were no new cases of coronavirus for the second day in a row. Taiwan's total number of cases still stands at 443.

The CECC announced it had received 178 reports of people with suspected symptoms on Tuesday (June 2). Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 72,683 COVID-19 tests, with 71,729 coming back negative.

Taiwan has now extended its streak of no new local infections to 52 days. Out of 443 total confirmed cases, 352 were imported, 55 were local, and 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet."

Up until now, seven patients have succumbed to the disease, while 428 have been released from hospital isolation. This leaves only eight patients still undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Taiwan.