Covid-19 cases in Taiwan rise to 108

Passengers lining up for government assigned taxies after arriving at Taoyuan Airport on Tuesday (March 19). All passengers arriving in Taiwan must self-quarantine for two weeks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus.Taiwan now has 108 confirmed cases. - AFP

TAIPEI: The total number of confirmed Covid-19 (coronavirus) disease cases in Taiwan has increased by eight to 108, according to the island's epidemic monitoring agency on Thursday (March 19).

Among the new patients, six are Taiwan residents believed to have contracted the virus during their trips overseas, and one is a French man visiting relatives in Taiwan, the agency said in a press release.

The other patient, a teenage boy, was believed to be infected by his highschool classmate, a previously confirmed patient, the statement said.

Among the island's confirmed Covid-19 cases, 78 were imported.

Twenty-six of the confirmed patients have recovered, and one died of the disease. The rest are in stable condition. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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