COVID-19: Taiwan records new case bring total to 452

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 16 July, 2020
By: Katherine Wei

Central Epidemic Control Center commander Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference.

Taiwan recorded one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday. This brings the total number of cases Taiwan has recorded so far up to 452.

This latest case is imported. The patient is a woman who returned to Taiwan from the Philippines two days ago.

The woman had undergone testing for COVID-19 on June 30, while still in the Philippines. The results came back negative. However, on the afternoon of her flight to Taiwan, she realized that her sense of smell was not normal. She reported this symptom to health officials at the airport upon her arrival in Taiwan.

The woman was tested again for COVID-19 and was taken to a group quarantine center. The test results came back positive on Thursday.    [FULL  STORY]

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