The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) on Wednesday reported 2 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 395.
The two imported cases are women in their 60s and late 20s, both of which recently returned from the United States.
According to the CECC, case 394 has been in the states since Jan. 22 to visit family and returned on March 30. As 11 passengers had contracted the virus on the same flight home, she was put in self-quarantine.
She began showing symptoms on April 6 and 7, including muscle-soreness, stomachache, nausea, chest pains and fever.
She was tested on April 8 and April 10 respectively, and the infection was confirmed today.
As of now, a total of 12 passengers from the flight have now tested positive for the COVID-19.
The other case (case 395) had traveled to the U.S. on Jan. 22 for school and showed symptoms such as coughs, congestion, a runny nose and a loss of sense of smell on April 4.
She returned to Taiwan on April 13 and reported her symptoms accordingly.
She was tested at the airport and the infection was confirmed today.
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