On August 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is an over 20-year-old female (Case #482). The case started to work in the Philippines from August of 2019 after being transferred to a post in the country. She returned to Taiwan on August 13, 2020.
Case #482 experienced a loss of sense of smell, muscle pains, and a runny nose on August 10. Her symptoms were relieved after she took medications by herself, and she didn’t seek medical attention in the Philippines. The case voluntarily reported her previous symptoms to airport quarantine officers when entering Taiwan. After she had her specimen collected at the airport, the case was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on August 15.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 84,446 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 83,352. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 482 cases. Of 482 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 390 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship, and 1 case has yet to be determined.