On July 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new confirmed case (Case #455) is an over 40-year-old male. He returned to Taiwan from Hong Kong by himself on July 17 to visit his relatives.
The case visited Hong Kong frequently for work (the last time Case #455 departed from Taiwan was in April). He experienced a dry cough and sore throat on July 15 but didn’t seek medical attention. The case voluntarily reported his symptoms to quarantine officers at the airport when he returned to Taiwan on July 17. After the quarantine officers arranged his COVID-19 testing, the case was transported to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 19. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 79,506 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 78,568. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 455 cases. Of 455 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 364 are imported and 55 are indigenous while 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship.