On April 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced six new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those six new cases arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines (Case #1041, Case #1042, and Case #1046) and Indonesia (Cases #1043-1045).
Case #1041, Case #1042, and Case #1046 are three female migrant workers from the Philippines, and they are between 20 and 39 years old. Case #1041 entered Taiwan on March 10; Case #1042 and Case #1046 entered Taiwan on March 19. Before completing the quarantine period, Case #1041 was tested for COVID-19 on March 23, and she tested negative. She took a self-paid test on April 1. Regarding Case #1042 and Case #1046, before completing their quarantine period, they were tested for COVID-19 on April 1. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the three cases on April 3.
Case #1043-1045 are three male sailors from Indonesia, and they are between 20 and 49 years old. Those three Indonesian sailors took self-paid tests on April 1, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on April 3.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 191,317 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 189,368. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1045 cases. Of the 1045 confirmed cases, 929 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 10 deaths, and 992 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 43 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.