Taiwan’s COVID-19 patients mainly experience mild symptoms: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 03/26/2020
By: Flor Wang, Chen Wei-ting and Yu Hsiao-han

Chang Shan-chwen (Photo courtesy of the Central Epidemic Command Center)

Taipei, March 26 (CNA) A majority of coronavirus COVID-19 patients in Taiwan suffer from mild symptoms, but have to be hospitalized for a long period for detox treatment, an expert with the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Thursday.

Presenting an analysis of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taiwan, CECC advisory specialist panel convener Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳) said symptoms were mild or moderate in about 70 percent of the 235 patients across the country.

In the cases examined, the youngest patient was 4 years old, the oldest 88 and women slightly outnumbered men, with a median age of 32. About 12 percent were at high risk, Chang said.

Of the 235 cases, 38 were locally acquired while 197 were imported, according to Chang.

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