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Taiwan reports 1 local COVID case, 1 death

11 new imported cases confirmed

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Sept. 19) announced 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which one is local and 11 are imported.

The CECC also announced one death.

The center pointed out that the local case is a woman in her 60s. She was infected by another confirmed case.

The 11 new imported cases include five males and six females between 10 and 60 years old.

They arrived from Russia, the U.S., Honduras, Singapore, Canada, the Czech Republic, Poland, Myanmar, South Africa, and Cambodia between Sept. 5 and 17. All had tested negative for the disease within three days of their departure.

The death announced Sunday was a Taiwanese man in his 70s who was diagnosed with pneumonia on July 9 in Cambodia and hospitalized there on July 19. He returned to Taiwan on July 28, was on July 29 confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, and died on Sept. 10.

Taiwan has so far reported 16,141 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 840 people in the country have succumbed to the disease.