Taiwan Records 65,446 New COVID-19 Cases and 17 Deaths

Taiwan’s disease monitoring agency announced 65,446 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 new deaths from the infection on Thursday. 

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) recorded 61 imported cases, 40 tested positive upon arrival, and six of them arrived from the United States. 

According to the agency’s statistics, 86 deaths were recorded in May, including the 17 on Thursday involving nine men and eight women with ages above 60.  

On Tuesday, Taiwan’s education authority also announced that more than 50,000 local students had been infected, including over 17,000 pupils.  

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance said it would release the 14,000 rapid tests currently held at customs since the CECC has given permission to individuals to import COVID-19 rapid tests for personal use starting May 11. 

The CECC also mulls amending policy on pregnant women with COVID-19, particularly on the current regulation on automatically admitting COVID patients who are at least 36 weeks pregnant. 

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