The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Wednesday reported 23 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 100.
Among the newly confirmed cases, 4 were part of the Turkey tour group, with ages ranging between 20 to 50, the CECC said.
Of the four cases, two have yet to show symptoms, while the other two reported discomfort on March 11 and March 16, respectively.
Both were immediately tested and their infections were confirmed today.
Of the 15 members of the Turkey tour group, 13 have been confirmed as having contracted the virus, the CECC added.
The remaining 17 imported cases include 10 females and 7 males, ages ranging between 20 to 50.
They began showing symptoms between Feb. 14 to March 16, and their travel histories include Spain, the U.S., England, France, Indonesia, Qatar, the Philippines, Switzerland and Germany.
The two local infections are a man and woman both in their twenties.
Another local case is a child of a confirmed case who was part of the recently returned Egypt tour group.
He had shown no symptoms but was tested by health authorities, and his infection was confirmed today.
Case 100 had no recent travel history but experienced symptoms on March 12, and subsequently sought medical help.
Her infection was confirmed today and authorities are still investigating how she may have contracted the virus.
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