On May 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed indigenous cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Of the two new cases, one (Case #1145) has been to the airport quarantine hotel, and the other one (Case #1146) is a family member of and lives with an airline pilot testing positive for COVID-19 in Australia.
Case #1145 is a Taiwanese male in his 40s who is a contractor working for the airport quarantine hotel. He worked at the quarantine hotel from early April to April 28. He developed a cough on April 28. He then sought medical attention and underwent testing; infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 3 (the CT value was 13).
Case #1146 is an Indonesian female in her teens. She is a family member of and lives with a pilot testing positive in Australia, Case #1090, and Case #1111. The Indonesian woman began to feel slightly hot and experience a runny nose and discomfort in her throat on April 30. She was then tested, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 3 (the CT value was 19).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 209,150 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 207,197. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1145 cases. Of the 1145 confirmed cases, 1003 are imported; 94 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; 9 cases' sources of infection are being investigated; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 12 deaths, and 1058 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 75 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.