On September 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced three new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The three new cases are a Filipino man in his 20s (Case #504), a Taiwanese man in his 30s (Case #505), and a Taiwanese woman in her 50s (Case #506). They entered Taiwan from the Philippines, Myanmar, and Japan, respectively.
Case #504 visited Taiwan for work on September 17. He showed no symptoms when entering Taiwan. After he had his specimen collected at the airport, he proceeded to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 19. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
Case #505 traveled to Myanmar for business in February. He had no symptoms when entering Taiwan on September 17. The case voluntarily informed airport quarantine officers that he had dined with a confirmed case in Myanmar. Quarantine officers then arranged his COVID-19 testing and took him to a group quarantine facility to await his test result. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 19. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
Case #506 lived in Japan for an extended period of time. The case developed a sore throat between August 28 and August 30. She returned to Taiwan for a funeral on September 11. Airport quarantine officers collected specimen from her because she experienced coughing when entering Taiwan. The test result came back negative. The case became asymptomatic on September 18. Because she applied to go out for the funeral, health authorities arranged her COVID-19 testing at her own expense. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 19. The case is currently hospitalized in isolation for medical treatment.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 91,457 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 90,257. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 506 cases. Of the 506 confirmed cases, 414 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 479 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 20 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.