On December 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it had confirmed 1 new case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the evening of December 5. The CECC also announced 22 new confirmed imported cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Among those 22 new cases confirmed on December 6, 20 arrived in Taiwan from Indonesia (Case#696-714 and Case #717) and two from the Philippines (Cases #715-716).
Due to a recent surge in imported cases from Indonesia, the CECC has conducted an expanded testing of Indonesian migrant workers at group quarantine facilities since December 4. A total of 642 Indonesian migrant workers have been tested. Among them, 17 have tested positive, Cases #696-712. Among those 17 individuals, 15 are women and 2 are men, with their ages ranging from 20 to 50 years old. They entered Taiwan between November 28 and December 3. 15 of the 17 migrant workers haven’t developed any symptoms since arrival.
Case #713 is an Indonesian man in his 30s. He came to Taiwan to work on November 19. Case #714 is an Indonesian woman in her 30s. She traveled to Taiwan to work on November 12. Case #715 is a Filipina in her 20s. She came to Taiwan to work on November 11. Case #716 is a Filipino man. He traveled to Taiwan to work on November 22. Case #717 is an Indonesian man in his 40s. He came to Taiwan to work on November 20.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 112,558 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 110,769. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 716 cases. Of the 716 confirmed cases, 624 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 574 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 135 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.