On October 1, 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 man in his 40s (Case #515). The case and his family lived in Indonesia for an extended period of time, and his most recent departure from Taiwan was in June 2019. The case and his family members returned to Taiwan on September 29, 2020.
The case had no discomfort or symptoms before boarding his flight to Taiwan on September 29, and he wore a face mask, coverall, and face shield all the time during the flight. The case developed a sore throat and mild coughing during the flight, and his father was diagnosed with COVID-19 on September 25 in Indonesia. Therefore, the case voluntarily notified quarantine officers of his health status upon arrival. After the case was tested for COVID-19, he was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 1. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 93,914 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 92,678. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 515 cases. Of the 515 confirmed cases, 423 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; and 1 case has unknown sources of infection. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 484 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 24 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.