The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday reported 1 new imported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 437.
Case 437 is a woman in her thirties and had traveled to the U.S. for study on Jan. 30.
She returned on April 9 with no apparent symptoms, and was put under quarantine after another passenger on the same flight was confirmed of contracting COVID-19 (case 383).
According to the CECC, case 437 began showing symptoms of a runny nose on April 15 but disregarded it, assuming it was only allergies.
Three days after her quarantine ended (April 24), she contacted health authorities to report her symptoms including a runny nose and nasal congestion.
She was tested soon after, and the results came back as “weak positive. She was put into a negative-pressure isolation room on April 30 and was tested again in subsequent days.
Her infection was confirmed today and is currently under quarantine in a hospital.