Taiwan confirms 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing total to 298

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/29/2020
By: William Yen

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung / Photo courtesy of the Central Epidemic Command Center

Taipei, March 29 (CNA) Fifteen new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Taiwan Sunday, bringing the total number to 298 since the pandemic began, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

All of the new patients — nine males and six females — are Taiwanese, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC.

Of the 15 new cases, 14 were imported, while the other did not have any recent history of overseas travel, Chen said.

The local infection, a women in her 40s, started showing symptoms of fever and rhinitis March 22, after her husband returned from a group tour of Spain and Portugal between March 7-16, the CECC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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