On February 12, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new case, Case #938, is an American man in his 50s. He arrived in Taiwan from the United States.
The American man traveled to Taiwan for work on January 26. He hasn’t developed any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine period, he visited the hospital to take a self-paid COVID-19 test. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 12.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 167,278 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 164,356. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 937 cases. Of the 937 confirmed cases, 821 are imported; 77 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 9 deaths, and 859 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 69 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.