On September 11, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two new cases are a Filipina in her 30s (Case #497) and a Taiwanese man in his 60s (Case #498).
Case #497 and her family left the Philippines and took a transit flight in Hong Kong to visit her relatives in Taiwan on August 29. Her test result issued within three days of boarding was negative. The case showed no symptoms when she arrived in Taiwan on August 30. Airport quarantine officers arranged her COVID-19 testing, and she tested negative. She underwent quarantine at a group quarantine facility after arrival. The case was taken to the hospital due to emergency childbirth on September 10, and she was tested for COVID-19 at the hospital again. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 11.
Case #498 traveled to the Philippines for work in January. He developed a fever, dry cough and back pain on July 14. The man sought medical attention and was tested in the Philippines. His test result came back positive. The case returned to Taiwan from the Philippines on September 9. After airport quarantine officer arranged his COVID-19 testing, he was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 11. The two cases are currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 89,310 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 88,210. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 498 cases. Of 498 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 406 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; and 1 case has unknown sources of infection. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 475 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 16 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.