On November 23, 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 male in his 50s (Case #619), and he returned to Taiwan from Ghana.
Case #619 visited Ghana for business in February. The Taiwanese man came into contact with a confirmed case in Ghana in the second half of October. Because he intended to return to Taiwan to visit family members, he took a COVID-19 test on November 4, and the test result came back positive on November 5. When he underwent isolation at home, the man developed shortness of breath, chest tightness, and a fever. The man was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment on November 11. Because his health condition deteriorated, the man took an international air ambulance back to Taiwan on November 20. After arrival in Taiwan, the man was transported to a hospital for medical care. He was then tested for COVID-19, and the case was reported to the health authority. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 23.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 107,538 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 106,076. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 618 cases. Of the 618 confirmed cases, 526 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 549 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 62 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.