On December 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 4 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among those 4 new cases (Case #688-691), one traveled to Taiwan from Indonesia, and the other three arrived from the United States.
Case #688 is an over 30-year-old female migrant worker from Indonesia. The female migrant worker traveled to Taiwan for work on November 13. She hasn't developed any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine period, the Indonesian woman visited the hospital to take a self-paid COVID-19 test at the request of her employer. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 4, and the Ct value was 32.
Case #689 is a French man in his 40s. The French man was bitten by a poisonous spider in the United States. He arrived in Taiwan on November 30 and stayed at a quarantine hotel to undergo quarantine after entry. Because the discomfort in his bite wound didn't improve, the health authority then arranged his medical attention. The French man was admitted to the hospital and was tested for COVID-19 on December 2. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 4.
Case #690 is a Taiwanese man in his 20s. The Taiwanese man returned to Taiwan on November 30. The man began to develop chills on December 1, and the health authority then arranged his medical attention and COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 4.
Case #691 is a Taiwanese man in his 90s. The man traveled to the United States in the first half of November and returned to Taiwan on November 22. He developed fatigue, dizziness, and other symptoms on December 2. His specimen was collected, and the case was reported to the health authority. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 4.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 112,125 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 109,812. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 690 cases. Of the 690 confirmed cases, 598 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 572 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 111 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.