On June 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Case #446 is an over 60-year-old male who visited Bangladesh for work on his own in the second half of January. The case flew to Malaysia from Bangladesh on June 12. He returned to Taiwan on the same charter flight from Malaysia as Cases #444 and #445, along with several other Taiwanese businesspeople, on June 13. The CECC reported that Case #446 was asymptomatic when he arrived in Taiwan. Considering that Bangladesh is at high risk of coronavirus spread, health authorities collected specimens from 11 Taiwanese businesspeople who returned to Taiwan on the same flight as Cases #444 and #445. Among these businesspeople, one of them tested positive for COVID-19 (i.e. Case #446), and the other 10 individuals tested negative. Case #446 is currently hospitalized in isolation.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 74,842 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 73,939. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 446 cases. Of 446 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 355 are imported and 55 are indigenous while 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 434 patients have been released from isolation, with the remainder remaining hospitalized in isolation.