On April 28, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that a cluster of local infections resulting from imported cases recently occurred in Fiji, and that local cases in Laos increased rapidly in recent weeks. Therefore, the CECC will move the two countries to its list of medium-risk countries/regions from low-risk countries/regions, effective immediately. The latest list of the risk categories for countries/regions is as follows:
1. Low-risk countries/regions: New Zealand, Macao, Palau, Brunei, Nauru, the Marshall Islands, Bhutan, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam.
2. Medium-risk countries/regions: Hong Kong, Fiji, Laos.
The CECC announced six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan today. As of writing, a cumulative total of 205,578 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 203,630. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1116 cases. Of the 1116 confirmed cases, 987 are imported; 82 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; 8 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 1050 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 54 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.