2 more imported cases confirmed in Taiwan; 13 cases are in stable condition

  • Data Source:Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Created:2020-02-06
  • Last Updated:2020-02-06

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two more cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection on February 6, 2020. The two cases reside in northern Taiwan. One of the cases is a male in his 40s while the other one is a female in her 20s. The male patient went to Wuhan, China for work in December of 2019 and left from Wuhan for Liaoning, China on January 17, 2020. He returned to Taiwan from Dalian city, Liaoning province, China on February 2. He developed symptoms, including fever, cough and headache, on February 3 and was hospitalized on February 4. The female patient lived in Wuhan. On January 21, she left Wuhan, transferred in Shenzhen and returned to Taiwan. The female patient developed a productive cough and chest pain on February 1 and was hospitalized on February 4. The two cases were diagnosed with having pneumonia and tested positive for 2019-nCoV after being reported. The patients are currently being treated in isolation wards and in a stable condition. The hospital and local health agencies have proceeded with prevention measures, including the investigation of the cases and contact tracing, according to relevant procedures. The cumulative total of confirmed cases in Taiwan is 13 as of writing. All confirmed cases are in stable condition, and one of the patients is recovering from the illness and expected to be discharged from the hospital soon. CECC continues to contain the coronavirus. As of now, there is no signs of community-acquired infection in Taiwan.

According to the statistics collected by CECC, 55 additional cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in Taiwan on February 5, 2020. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1,290 cases have been reported, including 13 confirmed cases, 1,135 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests of who preliminary tests were negative in 98 and the others are awaiting tests. 13 confirmed cases are in a stable condition and being treated in isolation in the hospital. The contacts of the first confirmed cases have been removed from the tracing list, except that one contact tested positive for the coronavirus. The contacts of the two additional cases confirmed today (February 6) are being traced. The total number of the contacts of the other 10 confirmed cases is 493. Of 493, 12 contacts developed symptoms and were reported. Of 12 reported cases, 2019-nCoV has been ruled out in 10, and 2 are being tested. With respect to the Taiwanese businesspeople returning to Taiwan from Wuhan in the evening on February 3, as of now, five individuals are being treated in negative pressure isolation wards while 242 are under group quarantine and their health conditions are being monitored. The other five displayed symptoms, and two of five will be sent to the hospital for tests.