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Taiwan’s first case of COVID-19 was discovered in late January, three weeks after the Taiwanese government had begun screening passengers arriving from Wuhan. Public health measures were successful in slowing the spread of the virus and Taiwan’s 100th case didn’t arrive until mid March. With the exception of those quarantined for testing positive for COVID-19, Taiwan has generally not limited people’s movement. Cases grew more rapidly for a time before Taiwan banned entry of most foreign nationals. Case growth slowed in April.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

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Government of Taiwan COVID-19 policies

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