On November 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among the 24 new cases, 20 came to Taiwan from Indonesia (Case # 653, Cases #655-668, Cases #672-676); two traveled from the United States (Cases #670-671); one(Case #654) traveled from the United Kingdom; and one (Case #669) visited from the Philippines.
The CECC pointed out that all the 20 imported cases from Indonesia confirmed today are all Indonesian migrant workers. Among them, 17 are women, and the other 3 are men, with their ages ranging from 20 to 50 years old. The 20 Indonesian migrant workers arrived in Taiwan between November 20 and November 27. Among the 20 migrant workers, Case #674 developed discomfort in the throat while the other 19 haven't developed any symptoms since arrival. Those 20 migrant workers were found to have COVID-19 after the health authority conducted a comprehensive testing on Indonesian migrant workers at group quarantine facilities. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on November 30.
Case #654 is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s. The Taiwanese woman visited the United Kingdom for studies in September 2019. She began to experience a runny nose, fever, and an abnormal sense of smell and taste on November 7. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 13. The woman returned to Taiwan on November 27. Upon arrival, she voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that she had experienced symptoms. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 30.
Case #669 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s. The man developed a cough and headache in the Philippines on November 16. He returned to Taiwan from the Philippines on November 27. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 30.
Case #670 is a Taiwanese man in his 30s. He visited the United States for studies in August and returned to Taiwan on November 22. The man began to experience a cough, runny nose, and an abnormal sense of smell and taste on November 24. He notified the health authority which then arranged his COVID-19 medical care and testing on November 27. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 30.
Case #671 is a Taiwanese man in his 50s. The man resided in the United States for an extended period of time (his most recent departure from Taiwan was in July). He returned to Taiwan on November 20. He began to experience a sore throat, cough, and runny nose on November 26. The man notified airport quarantine officers of his symptoms on November 27, and the health authority arranged his medical care and COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 30.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 110,332 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 108,689. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 675 cases. Of the 675 confirmed cases, 583 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 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 7 deaths, and 565 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 103 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.