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Taiwan adds 16 more COVID-19 patients

Taiwan adds 16 more COVID-19 patients

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Apr 2020, 07:05 am

Taipei/Xinhua/UNI:  The total number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan has increased by 16 to 322, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said on Tuesday.

Two of the new patients were believed to have been infected with the disease locally since they had not left Taiwan recently, the agency said in a press release.

One of the two local cases, a man in his 70s, had dined with a previously confirmed patient while the infection source of the other one, a college student, remained unclear, the statement said.

The other 14 new patients, seven men and seven women, were believed to have contracted the virus during their trips overseas, including trips to Britain, the United States, France and the Philippines, the agency said.

Among the island's confirmed COVID-19 cases, 276 were imported. Thirty-nine of the confirmed patients have recovered, and five have died.