The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday reported 1 new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 443.
Case 443 is a woman in her fifties who traveled to the United States for work in March and returned to Taiwan on May 31.
According to the CECC, the woman experienced symptoms including a sore throat, fever and coughs on May 18. Three days later, she began losing her sense of smell and reported her conditions to local authorities upon her return to Taiwan.
She was subsequently placed under quarantine and her infection was confirmed today.
She is currently under isolation at an undisclosed hospital.
Another 237 pneumonia-related reports were released yesterday, and the tally as of press time was 72,319 (including 71,287 already dismissed), with 443 confirmed infections.
Among the confirmed cases, 352 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 427 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 6,195,424 confirmed COVID-19 cases in 187 countries and regions worldwide, including 1,817,781 in the U.S., 498,440 in Brazil, 405, 843 in Russia, 274, 762 in the U.K and 239,429 in Spain, with a total of 371, 664 deaths as of Monday.