Taiwan reported 207 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, Health Minister Chen She-Chung said, the highest total in one day since the start of the pandemic.
All of these cases except one were transmitted locally.
The democratic island of 23 million people has had one of the world’s most effective responses to the coronavirus pandemic, at one point going over 250 days without a case.
Taiwanese authorities began screening passengers on direct flights from Wuhan, where the virus was first identified, on December 31, 2019 – at a time when the virus was mostly the subject of rumors and limited reports. .
Taiwan has registered 1,682 cases of the coronavirus to date and the total death toll stands at 12, according to the Taiwan Central News Agency.
Authorities are investigating whether the recent increase in cases is linked to airline employees who have stayed at the same hotel, according to CNA.
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