On August 22, 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 female in her 20s (Case #487). The case visited Mexico for work in the second half of January. She returned to Taiwan on August 19.
The CECC reported that the case experienced a sore throat, headache, chest pain and other symptoms in Mexico. Though she was diagnosed with suspected COVID-19 infection, she could not get a COVID-19 test in Mexico due to her mild symptoms. Therefore, the company where she worked arranged for her to travel back to Taiwan on August 19. The case voluntarily reported her previous symptoms to airport quarantine officers upon entry into Taiwan. After she had her specimen collected at the airport, the case was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on August 21. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 85,779 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 84,685. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 487 cases. Of 487 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 395 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship, and 1 case has yet to be determined.