Five people tested positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan on Tuesday, raising the island's total number of COVID-19 cases to 467, the local epidemic monitoring agency said.
Four of the new patients had boarded the same flight from the Philippines to Taiwan on July 26, while the other one had returned from Hong Kong on the same day, the agency said in a press release.
They were all tested for COVID-19 at the airport because of having suspicious symptoms before their trips to Taiwan, the statement said.
The agency also said that it has identified a total of 189 people who had contact with the Thai citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 25 after returning from Taiwan to Thailand on July 21.
Only one of these people had suspicious symptoms and stayed in the hospital, though their COVID-19 test results have yet to be confirmed, it added.