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Taiwan reports 0 local cases, 9 imported infections

Taiwan reports 9 imported COVID cases from Indonesia, UAE, Vietnam, Philippines, Austria, India, and Kenya

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Sept. 23) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases.

Deputy Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) chief Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) announced nine imported cases and no local infections. The CECC did not announce any deaths, leaving the total COVID death toll at 841.

Imported cases

According to Chen, the nine imported cases reported on Thursday include seven men and two women between the ages of 20 and 40. Between Sept. 8 and 22, they entered Taiwan from Indonesia (case Nos. 16,270 and 16,278), the United Arab Emirates (case No. 16,271), Vietnam (case Nos. 16,272 and 16,273), the Philippines (case No. 16,274), Austria (case No. 16,275), India (case No. 16,276), and Kenya (case No. 16,277).

COVID case statistics

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 3,216,611 COVID tests, with 3,199,476 coming back negative. Out of the 16,168 confirmed cases, 1,536 were imported, 14,578 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.

A total of 110 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 841 individuals have succumbed to the disease.

Of the 829 deaths from local infections, 411 were in New Taipei; 318 in Taipei; 28 in Keelung; 26 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 each in Taitung County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Nantou County, Kaohsiung City, and Pingtung County. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.