On December 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1 new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new case (Case #687) is a Taiwanese woman in her 30s. She arrived in Taiwan from the United States.
The Taiwanese woman worked in the United States and returned to Taiwan to visit relatives on November 29. After entry, she returned home to undergo home quarantine, and she developed discomfort in her throat the same day. The health authority then arranged her medical care and COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 3.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 111,230 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 109,532. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 686 cases. Of the 686 confirmed cases, 594 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 572 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 107 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.