What's going on with Taiwan and the coronavirus?

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March 27, from Yahoo Taiwan News

The Central Epidemic Command Center said today that there are 15 new cases of novel coronavirus reported today in Taiwan, all coming from those returning from overseas. Most of these cases came from the United States and the UK. In Taiwan there have been a total of 267 confirmed cases, of which 227 were overseas returnees, and 40 were local cases. Of the confirmed cases, 2 died and 30 were released.

Of these new cases, there were six women and nine men. Their entry date was from March 15 to 25, and the onset date is from March 8 to 25. From these cases, seven came from returnees from the United States and six from returnees of the United Kingdom. The purpose of their travel was mostly work (8 cases) or school (5 cases).

Chen Shizhong said that today's new cases include three cluster events. Case 254 went to the United States to attend school in August (2019), and visited friends who were studying in the US from March 5 to 19 (case 218, March 17 onset), case 254 on March 20. The onset of the viruswas reported by the airport on March 24 upon entry, and the diagnosis was confirmed today.

The command center further stated that case 257 and 258 were studying in the same school in the United Kingdom. Case 257 developed symptoms on March 12 and was notified by the airport when it entered on March 24. Case 258 was quarantined at home after entering the country on March 22. After the onset of March 23, the health unit arranged for medical examinations, and both were diagnosed today.

The command center pointed out that cases 264 and 267 were a couple, who visited the UK from March 8 to 25. Both of them became ill on March 20 and 23, and were notified by the airport when they entered on March 25.

The Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center said today (3/27) that there were 994 new coronavirus related notifications in Taiwan yesterday (3/26). So far, there have been 28,507 notifications (including 25,449 cases excluded), of which 267 cases were confirmed (new cases today bring confirmed cases from 253 to 267), of which 227 cases came from overseas returnees and 40 of them being local cases. Of the confirmed cases, two have died and 30 were released from quarantine. The rest are in stable condition and continued to be hospitalized and quarantined.

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According to the Central Epidemic Outbreak Command Center (CECC) as of March 26, a total of 252 people have been diagnosed in Taiwan, with 29 lifted from quarantine.

The CECC said today that there were 873 notifications of the new coronavirus yesterday (3/25). And out of a total of 27,532 notifications (including 24,647 exclusions), a total 252 cases were confirmed on the island. Out of these confirmed cases, 212 came from overseas travelers and 40 cases spread locally. Of these confirmed cases, two died and 29 were released from quarantine. The rest are in stable condition and continued to be hospitalized and quarantined. Translation from LINE news.

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