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Taiwan reports 33 local COVID cases

Local COVID cases reported in 7 counties, cities across Taiwan

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 33 local COVID cases on Tuesday (March 29).

CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 63 imported cases. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 853.

Local cases

The 33 local cases reported that day include 15 males and 18 females ranging in age from under five to their 70s. Ten cases were reported in Keelung City, 10 in New Taipei City, three in Taipei City, three in Taoyuan City, three in Taitung County, two in Kaohsiung City, and two in Changhua County.

Imported cases

The 63 imported cases include 44 males and 19 females, ranging in age from under five to their 70s. Of these, 13 tested positive upon arrival at the airport and 50 tested positive during quarantine.

They arrived between Feb. 16 and March 28 from Indonesia (15 cases), Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, the U.S., South Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Colombia, Singapore, and Japan. The country of origin of seven cases is still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 6,931,880 COVID tests, with 6,908,650 coming back negative. Of the 22,992 confirmed cases, 7,212 were imported, 15,726 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one is unresolved.

A total of 135 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation.