On March 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those two new cases arrived in Taiwan from India and the Philippines, respectively.
The CECC pointed out that Case #969 is an over 30-year-old male from India. The Indian man traveled to Taiwan for work on February 18. He arrived without symptoms. After completing his quarantine period on March 5, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 7.
Case #970 is an over 30-year-old female from the Philippines. She traveled to Taiwan for work on March 5. Because she experienced a fever upon arrival, airport quarantine officers arranged for her to seek medical care and undergo COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 7.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 177,578 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 175,658. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 969 cases. Of the 969 confirmed cases, 853 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 932 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 27 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.