On October 13, 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 40s (Case #530). He traveled to Jiangsu, China for work in February and returned to Taiwan on October 11.
The CECC reported that the case experienced a runny nose, nasal congestion, and coughing when he entered Taiwan. The case underwent COVID-19 testing at the airport. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 13. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for treatment.
The CECC also reported that a cumulative total of 97,166 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 96,055. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 530 cases. Of the 530 confirmed cases, 438 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 489 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 34 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.