One more asymptomatic imported COVID-19 case confirmed in Taiwan

CECC spokesperson Chuang Jen-hsiang speaks at a press conference on Friday. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) reported 1 additional imported COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the tally to 843.

Case 844 is an Indonesian migrant fisherman in his twenties who arrived in Taiwan on Dec. 31.

He submitted negative test results taken within three days of boarding the flight; and he was placed under quarantine upon arrival. 

He was tested on Jan. 13 when his quarantine period ended and the infection was confirmed today.

No related symptoms have been reported of case 844 and as he was under quarantine since arrival, no possible contacts have been listed by the CECC.

As of press time, 843 cases have been confirmed so far, including 746 imported cases, 58 local infections, 36 cases aboard the Dunmu (敦睦) ship, 1 unknown case and 1 case (case 530) which later tested negative.

Among the confirmed cases, 7 people died, 741 were released from quarantine, and the rest are under quarantine.