On March 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #1007, is a Taiwanese man in his 30s. The Taiwanese man returned to Taiwan from Poland on February 25. He didn't experience any symptoms upon arrival.
The CECC pointed out that the man experienced a mild cough on March 1. He completed the quarantine period on March 10. Due to work requirements, he visited the hospital to take a self-paid test on March 19. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 21 (the CT value was 34; he tested negative after given an RT-PCR test the next day, and he tested positive for both IgM and IgG antibodies).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 184,038 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 182,179. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1006 cases. Of the 1006 confirmed cases, 890 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 10 deaths, and 963 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 33 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.