On May 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The new case, (Case #1174) is a Taiwanese in his 30s working in the engineering department of the airport quarantine hotel. He came into close contact with Case #1120 and Case #1129
The CECC pointed out that he began to experience a sore throat, a fever, and muscle pain on May 3. The quarantine facility then arranged for him to be tested at the hospital. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 6 (the CT value was 17).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 212,632 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 210,385. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1173 cases. Of the 1173 confirmed cases, 1028 are imported; 95 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; 11 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 1075 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 86 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.