On February 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new case, Case #929, is a Taiwanese woman in her 20s. She traveled to the United Kingdom for work in February 2020. She was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the UK on December 23. The Taiwanese woman was given COVID-19 tests on January 3 and January 11, 2021, and the test results all came back negative.
The woman returned to Taiwan on January 15. She hasn't experienced any suspected symptoms since arrival. During her self-health management period, the woman visited the hospital to take a self-paid COVID-19 test on February 5. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 8.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 164,723 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 161,775. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 927 cases. Of the 928 confirmed cases, 813 are imported; 76 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; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 9 deaths, and 848 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 71 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.