On February 1, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #913, arrived in Taiwan from Japan.
Case #913 is a Taiwanese man in his 30s. The man was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Japan on December 25, 2020. After testing negative, he was discharged from a local hospital. The man tested negative for COVID-19 five times between January 2 and January 6.
The man returned to Taiwan on January 9, and he was given a COVID-19 test upon arrival and another test when he was at a group quarantine facility; both of the test results came back negative. After completing the quarantine period, the man stayed at a quarantine hotel to observe self-health management. During his self-health management period, he experienced a cough and other symptoms on January 29. The health authority arranged for him to seek medical attention and undergo testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 1.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 155,942 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 152,336. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 912 cases. Of the 912 confirmed cases, 798 are imported; 75 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 8 deaths, and 830 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 74 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.