On March 24, 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 Indonesia (Case #1009) and the Philippines (Case #1010).
Case #1009 is an over 20-year-old female from Indonesia. The Indonesian woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 in her home country in November 2020. She was treated and then recovered. She came to Taiwan for studies on March 9. Before completing the quarantine period, the Indonesian woman was tested for COVID-19 on March 22, and she tested positive. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 24 (The CT value was 39.).
Case #1010 is an over 20-year-old male migrant worker from the Philippines. The Filipino migrant worker came to Taiwan for work on March 9. Before completing the quarantine period, he was tested for COVID-19 on March 22. He tested positive. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 24 (The CT value was 29.).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 185,439 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 183,656. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1009 cases. Of the 1009 confirmed cases, 893 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 969 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 30 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.