On November 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s (Case #570). She returned to Taiwan from the Czech Republic on November 2.
The CECC reported that the Taiwanese woman traveled to the Czech Republic for studies in mid-September and developed a fever and abnormal sense of taste in the country on October 10. The Taiwanese woman didn't seek medical care in the Czech Republic, and her symptoms improved 10 days after experiencing those symptoms. When entering Taiwan, the woman experienced a runny nose and productive cough. After entry, she underwent quarantine at a quarantine hotel. The woman voluntarily notified the health authority on November 3 that she had experienced symptoms during her stay in the Czech Republic. The health authority then arranged her COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 5.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 103,117 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 101,613. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 569 cases. Of the 569 confirmed cases, 477 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 523 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 39 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.