CECC confirms 4 more imported COVID-19 cases; cases arrive in Taiwan from Indonesia and the Philippines


On December 14, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced four new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those four new cases arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines (Cases #738 and #739) and Indonesia (Cases #740 and #741).

Case #738 is an over 20-year-old female from the Philippines. She visited Taiwan for work on November 26 (not a migrant worker). She hasn't developed any symptoms since arrival. After completing the quarantine period, she went to the hospital to take a COVID-19 test on December 12. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 14, and the Ct value was 33.

Case #739 is an over 20-year-old male migrant worker from the Philippines. The Filipino man came to Taiwan to work on November 20. He hasn't shown any symptoms since arrival. He was given a test before completing the quarantine period, and he tested negative. After completing the self-health management period, his employment agency arranged for him to be tested. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 14, and the Ct value was 31.

Case #740 is an over 20-year-old male fishing boat worker from Indonesia. The Indonesian man traveled to Taiwan to work on November 26. After completing the quarantine period, the man went to the hospital to undergo a COVID-19 test.  Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 14, and the Ct value was 31.

Case #741 is an over 40-year-old female migrant worker from Indonesia. The Indonesian woman came to Taiwan to work on November 19. Before completing the quarantine period, the woman was given two COVID-19 tests, and the results both came back negative. After completing the quarantine period, she continued to observe self-health management. During the self-health management period, she went to the hospital to take a COVID-19 test at the request of her employer on December 11. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 14, and the Ct value was 32.

The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 115,384 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 113,574. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 740 cases. Of the 740 confirmed cases, 648 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 606 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 127 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.
 

PublishTime 2020/12/14