On December 11, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #726, is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s. She arrived in Taiwan from the United States.
The Taiwanese woman resided in the United States for an extended period of time. The woman returned to Taiwan by herself to visit relatives on November 30. During the home quarantine period, she developed an abnormal sense of smell and other symptoms on December 7. The health authority then arranged for her to seek medical attention and to be tested for COVID-19 on December 9. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on December 11.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 113,962 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 111,699. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 725 cases. Of the 725 confirmed cases, 633 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 595 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 123 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.