CECC confirms 8 more imported COVID-19 cases

On April 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced eight new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Among eight imported cases, four patients are women and four patients are men, with their ages ranging between 30 and 69 years old. These patients entered Taiwan between March 14 and April 2 and displayed symptoms between March 18 and March 28. With respect to the imported cases confirmed today, one case is a member of an indigenous case’s family, and one is linked to cluster of infections within a tour group to Morocco while three cases are linked to cluster of infections in a tour group to Austria and the Czech Republic. Furthermore, one case traveled to the United States to visit relatives from March 5 to March 23. The patient experienced a fever and hyposmia on April 2 when self-isolating at home. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 5. The remaining two cases are individual cases, and went overseas mainly for work or visiting relatives. One of the two cases was identified when the case underwent self-health management while the other one was detected at the airport.

PublishTime 2020/4/5