CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 takes another life in Taiwan but no new infections

Fopcus Taiwan
Date: 05/11/2020
By: William Yen

CECC advisor Chang Shan-chwen / Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) A seventh person has died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced Monday, but no new cases of the disease were reported.

The deceased, a man in his 40s who died Sunday, had been on prolonged cardiac and respiratory support in an undisclosed hospital and eventually developed septic shock and multiple organ failure, CECC advisor Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳) said.

The patient had been in the United States to visit family, according to some local media reports, and after he returned to Taiwan he developed symptoms typical of the disease on March 19.

He then went to see a doctor on March 21 and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24, according to the CECC.    [FULL  STORY]

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