Taiwan reports 24 coronavirus cases, its highest single-day increase in months

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung reacts at a press conference in an undated file photo. (Photo courtesy of CECC)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. today to discuss a recent surge in coronavirus infections and present new prevention measures.

According to the CECC, 651 cases have been confirmed in Taiwan, including 559 imported cases, 55 local infections, 36 cases aboard the Dunmu (敦睦) ship, 1 unknown case and 1 case (case 530) which later tested negative. Among the confirmed cases, 7 people died, 565 were released from quarantine, and 79 are under quarantine.


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