The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Wednesday reported 3 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 379.
Among the three cases, two are imported.
The lone local infection case 379 is a woman in her thirties who has no recent travel history. Known frequent locations of hers include her home and surrounding areas.
She began experiencing symptoms such as fever and a runny nose on April 4 and alerted authorities the next day. Her infection was confirmed today.
Health authorities have tracked down 21 contacts, including family members and medical staff, and are looking into the source of infection.
According to the CECC, the two imported cases reported today include a woman in her twenties (case 377) and another in her sixties (case 378).
Case 377 had been studying in Spain and returned to Taiwan on March 22. She was put under quarantine and began showing symptoms including a sore throat and an upset stomach on March 23. She then took some medicine to relieve the pain.
When authorities checked up on her on April 4, she was still suffering from symptoms such as a runny nose, diarrhea and a sore back. After being tested, her infection was confirmed today.
Case 378 had visited family in Indonesia between Feb. 16 and March 29. She was put in quarantine upon her return and began showing symptoms on April 1. She was then hospitalized 3 days later for breathing problems, fever and fatigue.
She was tested on April 5 and the infection was confirmed today.
※ 【The China Post 英文中國郵報】reminds you:
Taiwan CDC asks that travelers who show symptoms such as fevers or coughs upon arriving in Taiwan need to put on a surgical mask and seek immediate medical attention. In addition, please inform authorities of any history of travel, occupation, contact, and cluster (TOCC) to facilitate timely diagnosis and prompt case-reporting. Call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).