On September 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is a Taiwanese man in his 20s (Case #494). The case visited Nepal for religious activities in February. He returned to Taiwan with his friends on September 3.
The case's test result issued within three days prior to boarding his flight to Taiwan was negative. Case #494 and his friends had no symptoms upon arrival in Taiwan. They all returned to their home for quarantine after entry. The case experienced a fever, runny nose, headache, diarrhea, and muscle pain on September 5. After health authorities were notified of his illness, health authorities arranged his medical care and COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 7. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation ward for treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 88,558 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 87,453. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 494 cases. Of 494 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 402 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 12 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.