Cumulative total of 322 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Taiwan; 39 patients released from isolation

On March 31, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that that 1,040 additional cases related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported on March 30. As of writing, a cumulative total of 31,800 cases have been reported among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 28,057. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 322 cases (Cases #307-322 confirmed today). Of 322 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 276 are imported and 46 are indigenous. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 5 deaths, and 39 patients have been released from isolation while the remainder is in a stable condition and remains hospitalized in isolation.

The CECC also reported that 214 Taiwanese nationals returning from Wuhan, China on the second special flight arrived in Taiwan on the evening of March 30. None of the evacuees were sent to the hospital. They all have been transported to a quarantine site for a 14-day period of group quarantine and are awaiting test results. With respect to Taiwanese nationals who returned from Wuhan on the first special flight, the test results of 153 evacuees came back negative; the CECC continues to closely monitor the health status of the evacuees at the group quarantine site.