On April 13, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced four new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those four new cases arrived in Taiwan from the Bangladesh (Case #1060), the Philippines (Case #1061), Ethiopia (Case #1062), and Ireland (Case #1063).
The CECC pointed out that Case #1060 is a Taiwanese man in his 40s. He returned to Taiwan from Bangladesh on April 1. He experienced a stuffy nose, runny nose, and cough on April 9. The health authority then arranged for him to seek medical attention and undergo testing on April 10. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 13.
Case #1061 is a Taiwanese man in his 50s. He returned to Taiwan to seek medical attention for other diseases on April 11. After arrival, he visited the hospital to seek medical care and undergo testing. He was transferred to another hospital the next day, and was given another test. Both of his test results came back positive. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 13 (the CT values were 20 and 21, respectively).
Case #1062 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s. While he worked in Ethiopia, he was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. He was tested for COVID-19 on April 1 and April 7, and the test results were negative. The Taiwanese man returned to Taiwan on April 9. Upon arrival, he voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that he experienced coughing. His specimen was collected for testing at the airport, and the test result was negative. He was tested again on April 12, and he tested positive. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 13.
Case #1063 is a Taiwanese man in his 20s. He returned to Taiwan from Ireland on April 8. He experienced a fever on April 12. The health authority then arranged for him to seek medical attention and undergo testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 13 (the CT value was 22).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 196,502 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 194,709. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1062 cases. Of the 1062 confirmed cases, 946 are imported; 77 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 11 deaths, and 1027 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 24 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.