On January 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two new cases arrived in Taiwan from Indonesia and the Philippines respectively.
Case #819 is an over 30-year-old fisherman from Indonesia. The Indonesian fisherman traveled to Taiwan to work on December 22, 2020. After arrival, he stayed at a group quarantine facility to undergo quarantine. He hasn't experienced symptoms since arrival. The fisherman was tested for COVID-19 on January 4, 2021, before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 6.
Case #820 is an over 20-year-old male migrant worker from the Philippines. The Philippine migrant worker came to Taiwan for work on December 13, 2020. After arrival, he stayed at a group quarantine facility to undergo quarantine. He hasn't experienced symptoms since arrival. The migrant worker was tested for COVID-19 on December 26, before completing the quarantine period, and he tested negative. After completing the self-health management period, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test on January 4, 2021. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 6.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 129,393 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 127,342. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 819 cases. Of the 819 confirmed cases, 724 are imported; 56 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 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 700 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 112 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.