The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday reported 1 new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 442.
Case 442 is a man in his twenties who had been studying in Russia since February and returned to Taiwan on May 26, along with 95 other Taiwan nationals.
According to the CECC, the man experienced symptoms of a sore throat on May 15; he began losing his sense of smell and felt fatigued the next day.
Upon arriving in Taiwan, he immediately reported his symptoms to health authorities and was subsequently placed under quarantine.
After a second testing, his infection was confirmed today, and he is currently under isolation at an undisclosed hospital.
Another 169 pneumonia-related reports were released yesterday, and the tally as of press time was 71,750 (including 70,790 already dismissed), with 442 confirmed infections.
Among the confirmed cases, 351 are imported, 55 are categorized as local infections, and 36 belong to the navy cluster infection.
Taiwan has reported 7 deaths so far, and a total of 420 of the COVID-19 patients have already been released from quarantine, Chen said.
The remaining patients are still being monitored.
According to the latest tally, there are 5,819,082 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 187 countries and regions worldwide, including 1,749,265 in the U.S., 411,821 in Brazil, 379, 051 in Russia, 269, 127 in the U.K and 237,906 in Spain, with a total of 358, 941 deaths as of Friday.