Virus Outbreak: CECC confirms 18 new COVID-19 cases

EXPANDED CRITERIA: People who returned between March 8 and Wednesday from East Asian nations or the US and had respiratory symptoms are to be quarantined

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 22, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Security personnel walk past an electronic board showing that most flights have been canceled at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport yesterday.
Photo: CNA

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday announced 18 imported cases of COVID-19, bringing Taiwan’s total number of confirmed cases to 235.

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who heads the center, said that the 18 new cases were comprised of 12 women and six men.

Most of the patients are aged between 20 and 40, he said, adding that three are in their 50s and one man is in his 70s.

Six of them exhibited symptoms on arrival in Taiwan and were tested for the virus, three were under home quarantine, two were in home isolation and one was conducting self-health management, Chen said, adding that they were detected while in more protected situations.

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