On February 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new case, Case #925, arrived in Taiwan from the United States.
Case #925 is a Taiwanese man in his 40s. The man traveled to the United States for work in October 2020, and he came into contact with confirmed cases in the US. He returned to Taiwan on January 8, 2021. He hasn’t experienced any symptoms since arrival. As he planned to go to the US again due to work, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test on February 4. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 6.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 163,417 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 160,493. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 924 cases. Of the 924 confirmed cases, 809 are imported; 76 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 9 deaths, and 843 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 72 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.