(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Taiwan’s new crown epidemic heats up, the number of new local cases in a single day exceeds 1,000
China News Agency, Taipei, April 15. Taiwan added 1,284 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia on the 15th, including 1,209 local cases and 75 imported cases. The number of confirmed cases in Japan alone increased by 335 compared with the previous day, and the epidemic is heating up rapidly.
Chen Shizhong, commander of Taiwan’s “epidemic command center”, said in an interview on the 12th that it is expected that there may be thousands of new local cases in Taiwan in a single day by the end of April. In fact, the number of confirmed cases has risen much faster than expected in the past few days.
The “epidemic epidemic command center” announced on the 15th that the newly confirmed local patients were between the ages of under 5 and more than 90 years old, including 710 asymptomatic infections. In terms of geographical distribution, New Taipei City reported the most cases with 328 cases, Taoyuan City reported 290 cases, Hualien County and Taipei City each reported over 100 cases, and 15 counties and cities including Kaohsiung City and Keelung City also reported confirmed cases.
According to United News, Chen Shizhong also announced that in addition to the four cities of Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, and Taoyuan, Hualien County and Kaohsiung City were newly added as high-risk areas.
Dongsen TV reported on the 15th that after a flight arrived at Taipei Taoyuan Airport on the 12th, 6 passengers were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia after preliminary screening. The patient waited at the airport for 8 hours due to insufficient ambulance capacity that day, and could not eat or drink during the waiting period. According to the report, after entering Taiwan by plane, it generally takes 2.5 hours for passengers who test negative to leave the airport, and about 5.5 hours for passengers who are positive, but the waiting time may increase in the future.
So far, Taiwan has reported 31,857 confirmed cases and 854 deaths. (Finish)