Virus Outbreak: No new COVID-19 cases: CECC

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Taipei Times
Date: May 10, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff Reporter

Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung yesterday speaks at the Central Epidemic Command Center’s daily news briefing in Taipei.
Photo provided by the Central Epidemic Command Center via CNA

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported yesterday, marking the 27th consecutive day without new domestic cases in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday.

CECC specialist advisory panel convener Chang Shan-chwen (張上淳) said that 66,460 suspected cases have been reported from Jan. 15 to Thursday, and 440 have tested positive for the disease.

Among the infected patients, 308 (70 percent) were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, 96 (21.8 percent) had pneumonia and 36 (8.2 percent) had serious pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome, he said.

A total of 361 patients (82 percent) have left isolation after testing negative three consecutive times, 352 (80 percent) have been discharged from hospitals, 82 (18.6 percent) remain hospitalized and six (1.4 percent) have died, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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