Taiwan reports lowest Covid case numbers in more than a month

Beijing, Jun 28 (EFE).- Taiwan reported its lowest number of new coronavirus infections in over a month, the country’s Center for Disease Control said Monday.

Sixty new positive Covid-19 cases and three deaths were registered. The caseload is the lowest in the island nation since May 19.

Since that outbreak last month, authorities have reported more than 13,000 positive locally transmitted cases and 600 deaths, the official Central News Agency said.

Taiwan has recorded a total of 14,694 infections and 635 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to health authorities. The vast majority of those have come in the past month.

The most affected areas are still the capital, Taipei, and the surrounding region, New Taipei, in the north of the island.

Despite the recent improvement, authorities have extended the level 3 alert (out of a total of 4 levels) until at least July 12.

The level 3 alert means that schools will remain closed until the end of the current semester, in early July, and that people will be required to wear masks when outside their homes.

The island was, until the outbreak in the middle of last month, one of the territories that had best managed the pandemic worldwide, largely thanks to tough restrictions imposed on citizens arriving from abroad in the wake of the first global outbreak of covid was declared in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. EFE


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