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Taipei reports zero local COVID cases for 8th day in a row

Taiwan reports 4 imported COVID cases from South Africa, Malaysia, and Indonesia

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(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 7) reported zero new local COVID-19 cases for the eighth day in a row.

Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced four imported coronavirus cases and no local infections on Thursday. The CECC did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 844.

Imported cases

According to Chen, the four imported cases reported on Thursday include two men and two women between the ages of 20 and 40. Between Sept. 23 and Oct. 5, they entered Taiwan from South Africa (case No. 16,378), Malaysia (case Nos. 16,379 and 16,381), and Indonesia (case No. 16,380).

COVID case statistics

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 3,531,025 COVID tests, with 3,513,361 coming back negative. Out of the 16,271 confirmed cases, 1,636 were imported, 14,581 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was an unresolved case.

A total of 110 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 844 individuals have succumbed to the disease.

Of the 832 deaths from local infections, 412 were in New Taipei; 319 in Taipei; 29 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.