On July 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced four new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The four cases are an over 20-year-old female (Case #459), an over 20-year-old male (Case #460), an over 50-year-old female (Case #461), and an over 60-year-old male (Case #462), respectively.
Case #459 traveled to Lesotho for work in December of 2019. When she returned to Taiwan on July 25, the case voluntarily reported her persistent symptoms to quarantine officers at the airport. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 27.
Case #460 is the son of Case #461, and they both resided in South Africa for long time. When Cases #460 and #461 returned to Taiwan on July 25, Case #460 voluntarily reported his symptoms to quarantine officers at the airport. After the quarantine officers arranged his COVID-19 testing, the case was transported to a group quarantine facility. Case #461 was transported to a hospital after she was found to have a fever (39°C) at the airport. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the two cases on July 27.
Case #462 traveled to the United States by himself to visit his relatives in February of 2020. The case was symptom-free when returning to Taiwan on July 20 and took a designated taxi to go home for quarantine. The case developed a sore throat, shortness of breath, and arthralgia on July 26. He contacted the local health authority which then arranged for him to seek medical attention and take a COVID-19 test at the hospital. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 27.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 80,623 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 79,642. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 462 cases. Of 462 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 371 are imported and 55 are indigenous while 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship.