指揮中心曬「蓮子」 喜迎連續11天零確診|Taiwan celebrates no new COVID-19 cases for 11 consecutive days with lotus seeds

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung speaks at a press conference on May 18, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

【看CP學英文】中央流行疫情指揮中心今(18)日表示,國內今日無新增病例,昨(17)日新增189例新型冠狀病毒肺炎相關通報,截至目前累計通報69,395例(含68,353例排除),其中440例確診,分別為349例境外移入,55例本土病例及36例敦睦艦隊。確診個案中7人死亡,398人解除隔離,其餘持續住院隔離中。

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday reported no new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, keeping the total number in Taiwan at 440.

Another 189 pneumonia-related reports were released yesterday, and the tally as of press time was 69,395 (including 68,353 already dismissed), with 440 confirmed infections.

Among the confirmed cases, 349 are imported, 55 are categorized as local infections, and 36 belong to the navy cluster infection.

Taiwan has reported 7 deaths so far, and a total of 398 of the COVID-19 patients have already been released from quarantine, Chen said.

The remaining patients are still being monitored.

指揮中心為了慶祝連續11天沒有新增確診案例,於桌前擺放蓮子,表示確診「連止」。

To celebrate no new cases for 11 days straight, the CECC had placed a plate of lotus seeds gifted by farmers, to represent a “consecutive stop” for infection cases.

A plate of lotus seeds is placed on a table at the CECC press conference on May 18, 2020. (Photo/NOWnews)

指揮中心表示,全球累計4,749,813例確診,分布於187個國家/地區;病例數以美國1,509,561例、俄羅斯281,752例、英國243,303例、巴西233,142例及西班牙231,350例為多;病例中314,921例死亡。

According to the latest tally, there are 4,749,813 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 187 countries and regions worldwide, including 1,509,561 in the U.S., 281, 752 in Russia, 243,303 in the U.K., 233,142 in Brazil and 231,350 in Spain, with a total of 314,921 deaths as of Monday.