On August 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is an over 20-year-old female (Case #480) who visited the Philippines on January 20. She returned to Taiwan on August 7 by herself.
Case #480 had a runny nose and cough on July 30. The case took medications by herself, but she didn’t seek medical attention in the Philippines. Though she developed a loss of the sense of smell on August 4, the case recovered on August 7. The case voluntarily reported her previous symptoms to airport quarantine officers when entering Taiwan. After she had her specimen collected at the airport, the case was taken to a group quarantine facility. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on August 9.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 83,290 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 82,231. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 480 cases. Of 480 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 388 are imported; 55 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship, and 1 case has yet to be determined.