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Taiwan counts only 2 new cases of COVID-19 with 1 death


The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)  on Friday (April 10) announced only two new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Taiwan, but there was one new death reported due to the disease.


Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, while there was one death. The latest report brings the total count to 382 cases and six deaths, while 91 have been released from hospital isolation.

The two new cases include a woman in her 20s (case No. 381) and a man in his 60s (case No. 382). The 381st case had been attending school in the U.S. when the outbreak hit and returned to Taiwan on March 30.

According to Chen that today's death was case No. 101, who was a member of the ill-fated tour group that traveled to Egypt. The man was in his 70s and had underlying chronic health conditions before contracting the disease.

The man first sought medical attention for symptoms on March 17 and was diagnosed with the disease on March 19. When he was first admitted to the hospital, doctors did not find any obvious signs of pneumonia and placed him in a general isolation ward.
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