CECC confirms 5 more COVID-19 cases; five Indonesian migrant workers found to have COVID-19 before the end of quarantine

On November 12, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced five new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those five new cases are all female migrant workers from Indonesia (Cases #586-590), with their ages ranging between 20 to 40 years old.

Those five Indonesian migrant workers traveled to Taiwan from Indonesia on October 28 and October 29. They all underwent quarantine at group quarantine facilities after entry. Case #590 experienced a mild fever between October 29 and November 11, but she only took some medication without notifying quarantine personnel of her symptoms. On the other hand, the other four Indonesian migrant workers showed no symptoms during the quarantine period. Those five Indonesian migrant workers underwent COVID-19 testing on November 10 and November 11. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on November 12. They all are hospitalized in an isolation ward.

The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 104,908 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 103,462. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 589 cases. Of the 589 confirmed cases, 497 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 532 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 50 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.

發佈日期 2020/11/12