CHINA Another doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan


Another doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan


21:20, January 17, 2021

TAIPEI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- A doctor was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the total infection figure of the latest hospital-cluster infections in Taiwan to four, the local epidemic monitoring agency said.

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After a doctor and a nurse working for a hospital in northern Taiwan tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, another nurse from the same hospital was diagnosed with the disease on Saturday night, the agency announced in a press release.
The latest case worked for the same hospital as the three confirmed patients. She had contact with the first patient, the infected doctor, the statement said.
The hospital closed the wards in which the infected doctors and nurses worked and sanitized the whole building. It also allocated one patient per room and stopped admitting new patients.
The island also reported three imported COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all from Indonesia.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan reached 855 as of Sunday. Among them, seven have died, 755 have recovered, and 93 remain hospitalized, according to the agency.

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