COVID-19: Taiwan reports one new case, bringing total to 544

On Wednesday, Taiwan announced its 544th case of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. (Photo Courtesy CECC)

Taiwan reported a new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases it has recorded so far up to 544.


The latest patient is an Indonesian student who entered Taiwan on October 5.


The patient provided a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of departing for Taiwan. He also showed no symptoms on arrival.


However, he began to show symptoms of COVID-19 after several days in quarantine. On Tuesday, after his quarantine period was up, he was taken to a hospital to undergo a further COVID-19 test. This test came back positive on Wednesday.


Health authorities have identified 15 people that the patient came into close contact with in recent days. Thirteen are being told to monitor their health, as they were sufficiently protected while in contact with the patient. Two others, fellow students from Indonesia who shared a room with the patient are being kept in isolation.

News Source:RTI
Editor:John Van Trieste