On March 10, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #979, is an over 20-year-old male migrant worker from the Philippines. The migrant worker visited Taiwan for work on February 28.
The CECC pointed out that the migrant worker was quarantined at a group quarantine facility after arrival. He began to experience a mild cough and a fever on March 4. Quarantine personnel then arranged for him to seek medical care and undergo COVID-19 testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 10.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 179,243 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 177,322. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 978 cases. Of the 978 confirmed cases, 862 are imported; 77 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 10 deaths, and 936 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 32 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.