On January 13, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced four new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among the four new case (Cases #840-843), ones arrived in Taiwan from India and three traveled from Indonesia.
Case #840 is an over 30-year-old man from India. The Indian man traveled to Taiwan for work on December 18, 2020. He has experienced any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine and self-health management periods, the man visited to the hospital to take a self-paid COVID-19 test at his employer's request. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 13, 2021.
Cases #841-843 are three Indonesian fishermen with their ages ranging from 20 to 40 years old. Those fishermen traveled to Taiwan for work on December 27 and December 30, 2020. After arrival, the three fishermen stayed at a quarantine hotel and group quarantine facilities to undergo quarantine, respectively. They haven't experienced any symptoms since arrival. Case #841 and Case #842 visited the hospital to take a self-paid test after completing the quarantine period on January 11, 2021. Case #843 was given a COVID-19 test on January 12 before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on January 13.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 133,617 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 131,575. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 842 cases. Of the 842 confirmed cases, 745 are imported; 58 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 7 deaths, and 731 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 104 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.