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Taiwan total coronavirus cases now at 153, new 18 imported cases from overseas recorded


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 18 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. 


Cases #136-153 are between 20 and 79 years old. The patients entered Taiwan between March 8 and March 19 and displayed symptoms between March 6 and March 19. 

The countries these patients had traveled to include France, Egypt, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey, the Czech Republic and South Africa.

Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 21. As of now, seven individuals in the cluster involving the travel group have been diagnosed with COVID-19.


Of the 153 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 120 are imported and 33 are indigenous. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 2 deaths, and 28 patients have been released from isolation while the remainder is in a stable condition and remains hospitalized in isolation.

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