CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports seven new COVID-19 cases, one death

Taiwan reported seven new COVID-19 cases -- two transmitted domestically and five contracted overseas -- and one death from the disease on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

One of the domestic cases was in New Taipei and the other in Taipei, the CECC said.

The seven new cases bring the total in Taiwan to 16,069, of which 14,399 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The death reported on Friday was a man in his 70s who had a history of chronic illness, the CECC said, adding that he died on Sept. 5.

To date, 839 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 827 since May 15.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel