On May 1, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #1133, is a family member of and lives with Case #1102.
Case #1133 is a Taiwanese boy under the age of five. He experienced a fever on April 29. The health authority then arranged for him to seek medical attention and undergo testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 1 (the CT value was 18).
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 208,351 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 206,137. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1132 cases. Of the 1132 confirmed cases, 996 are imported; 88 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; 9 cases' sources of infection are being investigated; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 12 deaths, and 1053 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 67 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.