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Taiwan reports 5 imported COVID cases, 26 days without local infection

COVID cases imported from Czech Republic, Austrialia, and Netherlands

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(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Nov. 30) reported five imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4.

CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced five imported cases and no new local infections for the 26th day in a row. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 848.

Imported cases

According to Chuang, the five imported cases were all men ranging in age from their 20s to their 40s. Between Nov. 15 and 29, they entered Taiwan from the Czech Republic (case No. 16,708), Australia (case Nos. 16,709-16,711), and the Netherlands (case No. 16,712).

COVID case statistics

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,456,652 COVID tests, with 4,438,954 coming back negative. Of the 16,601 confirmed cases, 1,957 were imported, 14,590 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.

A total of 111 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 848 individuals have succumbed to the disease.

Of the 836 deaths from local infections, 412 were in New Taipei; 321 in Taipei; 29 in Keelung; 27 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 Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, and Taitung County. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.