CECC confirms 1 more imported COVID-19 case; Taiwanese man found to have COVID-19 after returning from Poland

On February 28, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #956, is a Taiwanese man in his 20s.

The Taiwanese man visited Poland for studies in September 2020 and returned to Taiwan on January 28, 2021. During his quarantine period, the man didn’t experience any symptoms. During the self-health management period, as he planned to travel to Poland again, he visited the hospital to take a self-paid test on February 26. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 28 (the Ct value was 31, and he tested negative after taking an RT-PCR test the next day; he tested negative for IgM and positive for IgG antibodies.).

The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 174,659 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 172,595. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 955 cases. Of the 955 confirmed cases, 839 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 9 deaths, and 919 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 27 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.