On May 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines (Case #1185).
Case #1185 is an over 20-year-old female from the Philippines. She traveled to Taiwan to visit her seriously ill relative on May 6. As she planned to visit her relative, she visited the hospital to take a self-paid test on May 7. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 9.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 215,120 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 212,948. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1184 cases. Of the 1184 confirmed cases, 1037 are imported; 96 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; 12 cases' sources of infection are being investigated; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 12 deaths, and 1089 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 83 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.