On September 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The two new cases are a Filipino man in his 30s (Case #491) and a Taiwanese woman in her 30s (Case #492).
Case #491 is a migrant worker who traveled from the Philippines to Taiwan for work on September 3. The male migrant worker had no symptoms when he entered Taiwan. After he had his specimen collected at the airport, he was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 5. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation ward for medical treatment.
Case #492 visited Indonesia for work in June. The Taiwanese woman experienced a runny nose, a fever, an abnormal sense of taste and smell, and sneezing between August 15 and August 22. The case didn’t seek medical attention in Indonesia. When she returned to Taiwan from Indonesia on September 4, the woman voluntarily reported her symptoms to airport quarantine officers. After quarantine officers arranged her COVID-19 testing, she was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 5. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation ward for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 88,273 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 87,158. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 492 cases. Of 492 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 400 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 473 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 12 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.