On October 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is an over 30-year-old man from the Philippines (Case #555). The case entered Taiwan from the Philippines on October 15.
Case #555 worked in Taiwan for an extended period of time, and he traveled back to the Philippines by himself on September 10. While he stayed in the Philippines, he had come into contact with confirmed cases. Thus, the case underwent COVID-19 testing on September 17 as he was identified as a close contact. After he was diagnosed with COVID-19 on September 18, the case was placed in isolation. Because he developed a cough and breathing difficulties on September 20, the case was admitted to a local hospital. He was discharged from the hospital on October 3. The case was given a COVID-19 test, and the test result came back negative on October 9.
The case took a flight to Taiwan on October 15. He hasn't developed any symptoms since arrival. The case underwent COVID-19 testing on October 29 before completing the group quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 30. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 101,787 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 100,194. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 554 cases. Of the 554 confirmed cases, 462 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 from confirmed cases (Case#530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 514 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 33 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.