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Taiwan Scours Dead Taxi Driver’s Data to Trace Coronavirus Path

  • Taxi driver was first person on island to die from coronavirus
  • Man had not traveled abroad, had no contact with known cases
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Health authorities in Taiwan are scouring travel histories, phone records and security camera footage in an effort to map out everyone who came into contact with a taxi driver who became Taiwan’s first confirmed death from the coronavirus.

The victim, a man in his 60s from central Taiwan who died Saturday, had not recently traveled overseas and had no recorded contact with any of the 19 other people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Taiwan, according to a statement from Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control.