Taiwan adds 23 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 100

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/18/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting, Chang Ming-hsuan and Joseph Yeh

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Taipei, March 18 (CNA) A total of 23 new COVID-19 cases, 21 of which originated overseas, were confirmed in Taiwan on Wednesday, bringing the total number in the country to 100, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said.

Among the new cases, two are believed to have contracted the coronavirus locally, said CECC head, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中).

One of the two, a man in his 20s, is the child of confirmed COVID-19 patient who contracted the virus during a recent trip to Egypt.

The man was asked to take a test by health authorities because of his close contact with the confirmed case and tested positive even though he has so far shown no symptoms of infection, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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