On November 14, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced three new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Those three new cases (Cases #599-601) arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Croatia.
Case #599 is a Taiwanese woman in her 40s. She returned to Taiwan from the Philippines on October 29, and she hasn’t developed any symptoms since arrival. The Taiwanese woman was tested for COVID-19 on November 11 before completing the quarantine period, and the test gave a weak signal. After a second test was conducted, the woman’s test result was negative. Yet, the third test produced a positive result (the Ct value was 33). Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 14.
Case #600 is an over 30-year-old woman from Indonesia. She traveled to Taiwan for work on November 7 and arrived without symptoms. During her stay at a group quarantine facility, the Indonesian woman developed a mild fever, a sore throat, and other symptoms on November 9. As her symptoms persisted, she was given a COVID-19 test on November 13, and the case was reported to the health authority. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 14.
Case #601 is an over 40-year-old man from Croatia. He developed symptoms in July and was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Croatia. The Croatian man traveled to Taiwan for work on October 29. When entering Taiwan, he showed no symptoms and provided a certificate of a negative test taken within three days of boarding. After entry, he underwent quarantine and completed the quarantine period on November 13. He took a self-paid COVID-19 test on the same day, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on November 14.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 105,491 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 103,959. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 600 cases. Of the 600 confirmed cases, 508 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 535 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 58 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.