On January 31, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two new cases, Case #911 and Case #912, both arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines.
Case #911 is an over 20-year-old man from the Philippine. The Filipino man traveled to Taiwan to work on January 14. He hasn't experienced any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine period, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 31.
Case #912 is an over 20-year-old female migrant worker from the Philippine. The Filipina arrived in Taiwan for work on January 7. She hasn't experienced any symptoms since arrival. Before completing the quarantine period, she was tested for COVID-19 on January 20, and the test result came back negative. At the request of the company she worked for, she visited to the hospital to take a self-paid test on January 29. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 31.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 155,064 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 151,117. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 911 cases. Of the 911 confirmed cases, 797 are imported; 75 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; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 8 deaths, and 830 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 73 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.