On January 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced three new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Three new cases arrived in Taiwan from the United States (Case #821), the Philippines (Case #822), and Indonesia (Case #823).
Case #821 is a Taiwanese man in his 50s. He returned to Taiwan from the United States on January 5, 2021. Upon arrival, the man voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that he had experienced coughing from January 4. His specimen was collected at the airport for COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 7.
Case #822 is an over 30-year-old female migrant worker from the Philippines, and Case #823 is an Indonesian fisherman in his 30s. They came to Taiwan on December 23 and December 24, 2020, respectively. After arrival, the two workers stayed at group quarantine facilities to undergo quarantine. They haven't experienced symptoms since arrival. Before completing the quarantine period, they were tested for COVID-19 on January 5 and January 6, 2021, respectively. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on January 7.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 130,123 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 127,945. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 822 cases. Of the 822 confirmed cases, 727 are imported; 56 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; 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 708 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 107 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.