On October 31, 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 man in his 60s (Case #556). The case traveled to India for work in February and returned to Taiwan from India on October 28.
The case developed breathing difficulties, coughing, and a fever on October 24. He didn’t seek medical attention in India. When he entered Taiwan, the case voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers of his symptoms. The quarantine officers then arranged his COVID-19 test, and the case was taken to a hospital. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 30. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 101,944 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 100,402. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 555 cases. Of the 555 confirmed cases, 463 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed from confirmed cases (Case#530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 515 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 33 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.