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Taiwan reports 439 local COVID cases

145 cases reported in New Taipei, 100 in Taipei

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(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 439 local COVID cases on Monday (April 11).

CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 191 imported cases. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 854.

Local cases

The 439 local cases reported include 216 males and 223 females ranging in age from under five to their 80s, with the dates of onset ranging from April 1-11. Among Monday's cases, 223 were asymptomatic.

New Taipei City reported the largest number of cases with 145, followed by 100 in Taipei City, 36 in Keelung City, 32 in Kaohsiung City, 25 in Taoyuan City, 21 in Hualien County, 14 in Yilan County, 12 in Taoyuan City, 10 each in Hsinchu City and Pingtung County, nine in Taichung City, six each in Chiayi County and Tainan City, five in Changhua County, four in Yunlin County, two in Miaoli County, and one each in Chiayi City and Taitung County.

Imported cases

The 191 new imported cases include 96 males and 91 females ranging in age from under five to their 70s. Of these, 117 tested positive upon arrival at the airport and 74 during quarantine.

They arrived between March 30 and April 10 from Vietnam (31 cases), Indonesia, South Korea, Austria, Germany, the U.K., Australia, Thailand, Japan, Canada, Italy, India, Laos, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, and the U.S. The country of origin of 124 cases is still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 7,393,751 COVID tests, with 7,365,394 coming back negative. Of the 28,040 confirmed cases, 8,968 were imported, 19,018 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one is unresolved.

A total of 145 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation.