On April 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced five new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those five new cases arrived in Taiwan from Canada (Case #1106) and the Philippines (Cases #1107-1110).
Case #1106 is a Taiwanese female in her 70s. The Taiwanese woman traveled to Canada with Case #1068 to visit her relatives, and returned to Taiwan on April 8. Because she was identified as a contact of Case #1068, she was tested for COVID-19 on April 13, and she tested negative. Before completing the home isolation period, she received a test arranged by the health authority on April 25, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 27 (the CT value was 29).
Case #1107, Case #1109 and Case #1110 are a Burmese male in his 30s, a Chinese male in his 40s and a Burmese male in his 20s, respectively. The three men are also crew members aboard the same ship as Case #1103 and Case #1104 announced on April 26. Case #1107 began to experience a fever and cough on April 24, and was transported to the hospital for testing on April 25. Case #1109 and Case #1110 were tested on April 26 as they were identified as contacts. The three crew members all tested positive after given RT-PCR tests. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on April 27 (Case #1107 had a CT value of 26; Case #1109 had a CT value of 20; Case #1110 had a CT value of 28).
Case #1108 is an over 20-year-old female migrant worker from the Philippines. The female migrant worker traveled to Taiwan for work on April 25. As she voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the Philippines in late March, she was tested upon arrival. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 27.