COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan

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COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan
COVID-19 outbreak Taiwan per capita cases map.svg
Confirmed cases per 100,000 residents by subdivision
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseTaoyuan International Airport
Arrival date21 January 2020
(6 months and 1 day)
Confirmed cases443[1][2]
Active cases5
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The pandemic has had a much smaller impact in Taiwan, with a total of seven deaths as of 11 May 2020.[5][6][7] The number of active cases peaked on 6 April at 307 cases, the majority of which came from other countries.[8]

The virus was confirmed to have spread to Taiwan on 21 January 2020, from a 50-year-old woman who had been teaching in Wuhan, China.[9]

Taiwan's handling of the outbreak has received international praise for its effectiveness in quarantining people.[10][5]

As of 16 May, 69,201 tests had been conducted in Taiwan with the vast majority not confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis.[11]

References[change | change source]

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  4. 4.0 4.1 Corona Tracker Overview
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  8. 2020/4/28 14:00 中央流行疫情指揮中心嚴重特殊傳染性肺炎記者會 [28 April 2020 Press Conference on the Severe Pneumonia held by the Central Epidemic Command Center] (in Chinese). Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. 28 April 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  9. Chen, Wei-ting; Kao, Evelyn (21 February 2020). "WUHAN VIRUS/Taiwan confirms 1st Wuhan coronavirus case (update)". Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 26 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  10. "Taiwan's 'electronic fence' monitor for those quarantined raises privacy concerns". New York Post. 20 March 2020. Archived from the original on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
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