On September 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s (Case #495). The woman worked in France for an extended period of time (her most recent date of departure from Taiwan was in December of 2019). She returned to Taiwan by herself on September 6, 2020.
The case developed a headache and muscle pain on August 30. She sought medical attention in France and was diagnosed with influenza. Her symptoms improved after she took the medication. Upon arrival in Taiwan, the woman voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that she experienced a runny nose. After quarantine officers arranged her COVID-19 testing, she was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 8. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation ward for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 88,748 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 87,674. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 495 cases. Of 495 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 403 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; and 1 case has unknown sources of infection. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 475 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 13 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.