Passengers use mobile phones on the metro train in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, March 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)
Among the seven newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Taiwan, six were contracted the virus overseas and one was infected locally.
TAIPEI, April 4 (Xinhua) -- The total number of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Taiwan has increased by seven to 355, the island's epidemic monitoring agency said Saturday.
Six of the new patients, two men and four women, were believed to have contracted the virus during their trips overseas while one was believed to be infected locally, the agency said in a press release.
The infection source of the local case, a man in his 40s, remained unclear since he lives alone and has not left Taiwan recently, the statement said.
Among the island's confirmed COVID-19 cases, 304 were imported. A total of 50 confirmed patients have recovered, and five died.
The agency issued travel warnings against several major tourist sites in Taiwan, urging the public to keep away from crowded sites such as the popular seaside resort Kenting in southern Taiwan. ■