CECC confirms 1 more imported COVID-19 case; Filipino man found to have COVID-19 at end of quarantine period

On February 20, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new cases, Case #943, is an over 20-year-old male from the Philippines. The Filipino man traveled to Taiwan for work on February 3. He didn't experience any symptoms when he underwent quarantine.

The CECC pointed out that he completed the quarantine period on February 18, and, at the request of the company he worked for, he went to the hospital to take a self-paid test the same day. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 20.

The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 171,139 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 168,649. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 941 cases. Of the 942 confirmed cases, 826 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 893 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 40 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation