Woman in quarantine who died did not have COVID-19: CECC

Taipei,  A Taiwanese woman in her 50s who was found dead Saturday while in quarantine was not infected with COVID-19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Sunday.

The woman, surnamed Sung (宋), was a healthcare professional, and lived with her mother, older brother and two younger sisters in northern Taiwan.

After traveling to China for work, she returned to Taiwan on Aug. 30, and quarantined at her younger brother’s house in Kaohsiung as there was not enough space in the family home to properly quarantine.

The woman was in contact with local officials throughout the process and there were no indications of problems, Kaohsiung city government’s Department of Health said.

On Saturday, one day before her 14-day quarantine was scheduled to end, she was found dead by her younger brother.

Police officers on Saturday said it is possible she died due to blood sugar issues, as she was taking medication for diabetes.

In response to speculation that the woman might have died from COVID-19, the CECC tested for the disease, with the results coming back negative on Sunday.

Authorities are still in the process of determining the cause of death.

 

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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