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DOH: Taipei City’s COVID-19 Update for September 1

Chart showing quarantined individuals in TaipeiAccording to the Central Epidemic Command Center, a total of 2 confirmed COVID-19 cases was reported for Taipei City on September 1. One case was imported from the US, while the other is a domestic case involving a Xinyi district resident in her 60’s. She was quarantined due to contact with another confirmed case and tested positive during isolation.
 
The Department of Health (DOH) also received notification from the Center for Disease Control on August 31 requesting the change of status of case 16087 from domestic to imported. The patient returned from the US on July 23 and was released from quarantine on August 5 after negative PCR result. However, another PCR test taken for a return trip to the US resulted in a CT value 36 on August 28. A follow-up antibody test on August 30 confirmed the findings with negative IgM and positive IgG levels.
 
As the patient reported symptoms such as throat and neck pains since November 2020, the case is determined to have contracted the disease a while back, and therefore not a domestic case.
 
From the contact-tracing history of case 16087, the agency required 11 individuals to undergo home isolation. All the test results showed negative results. A total of 146 individuals on the second level of contact-tracing circle were asked to conduct self-monitoring of health and tested. Among these people, 139 individuals tested negative while 7 others are awaiting results.
 
With the start of local elementary and middle schools, DOH reminds the public to comply with pandemic prevention measures and implement washing hands, temperature-taking, and wearing face mask. Students who report any physical symptoms should seek out medical attention and stay home. For more questions on pandemic prevention, please call the hotline of Taiwan CDC (1922) or DOH (2375-3782).