On November 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is an over 20-year-old woman from Ukraine (Case #579). She flew from Ukraine to Turkey and arrived in Taiwan on November 3.
The Ukrainian woman traveled to Taiwan for work purposes, and she had tested negative within three days before boarding the flight to Taiwan. She showed no symptoms when entering the country. After entry, the Ukrainian woman stayed at a quarantine hotel to undergo quarantine. During the home quarantine period, she voluntarily notified health authorities that she experienced nasal congestion and an abnormal sense of smell and taste on November 6. Health authorities then performed COVID-19 testing on the woman. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 9.
The CECC also reported that a cumulative total of 104,017 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 102,449. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 578 cases. Of the 578 confirmed cases, 486 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 (Case#530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 526 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 45 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.