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Taiwan adds only 2 new cases of COVID-19,both imported from US, total now at 395

Taiwan reported two new infections of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the country's total to 395 on Wednesday (April 15). 

Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung announced there were two new coronavirus cases detected in the country, both of the new cases were imported from the U.S.

Case No. 394, a woman in her 60s, was aboard the ill-fated China Airlines (CAL) flight CI011, which arrived in Taiwan from New York on March 30. The CECC carried out testing on all passengers and crew from the jet from April 11 to 15, and case No. 394 is the latest to be diagnosed, bringing the total to 12.

Case No. 395 flew to the U.S. on Jan. 23 to attend school. However, on April 4, she began suffering symptoms such as coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, and the loss of the sense of smell.

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has reported a total of 395 COVID-19 cases, 340 of which were imported, while 55 were local. Six persons have died from the disease and 137 have been released from hospital isolation.

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