On April 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is a Taiwanese girl under the age of five. She arrived in Taiwan with Case #1036 (an Indonesian woman in her 30s) on March 28. She was transported to the hospital along with Case #1036. Because she experienced a cough on March 21, the girl was tested for COVID-19. She tested negative.
The health authority arranged for her to undergo testing on April 13 before the end of her isolation period, and she tested positive. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 15 (The CT value was 29; she had a CT value between 27 and 34 after given another test, and tested positive for both IgM and IgG antibodies).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 197,635 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 196,000. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1068 cases. Of the 1068 confirmed cases, 952 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 1031 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 26 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.