The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday reported 1 new imported case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 439.
Case 439 is a woman in her thirties who had traveled to the U.S. for work in January and returned to Taiwan on April 26.
According to the CECC, case 439 had experienced nasal congestion and fatigue prior to her arrival in Taiwan. She reported these symptoms accordingly after disembarking from the plane.
She was immediately tested but the results were negative so she was placed in a quarantine hotel pending further investigation.
As she continued to experience a runny nose, nasal congestion and abnormal sense of taste, health authorities had her take another test on May 4.
Her infection was confirmed today and she is currently under quarantine in a hospital.
“She was immediately placed in a quarantine hotel after arriving in Taiwan and had no contact with friends or family,” health minister Chen Shih-chung said, and assured the public that all passengers from the same flight have been listed as close contacts for further investigation.