No new cases again, Taiwan tally remains at 438

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference on May 5, 2020. (Photo courtesy of CNA)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, keeping the total number in Taiwan at 438.

Another 530 pneumonia-related reports were released yesterday, and the tally as of press time was 64,958, with 438 confirmed infections.

Among the confirmed cases, 347 are imported, 55 are categorized as local infections, and 36 belong to the navy cluster infection.

Taiwan has reported 6 deaths so far, and a total of 344 of the COVID-19 patients have already been released from quarantine, Chen said.

The remaining patients are still being monitored.

According to the latest tally, there are 3,616,309 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 184 countries and regions wordlwide, including 1,197,086 in the U.S., 218,011 in Spain, 211,938 in Italy, 203,253 in France and 190,584 in the U.K., with a total of 250,678 deaths as of Tuesday.

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