On February 5, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that 77 additional severe cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in Taiwan on February 4, 2020. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1,238 cases have been reported, including 11 confirmed cases, 1,038 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests of who preliminary tests tested negative in 128 and the others are awaiting tests.
11 confirmed cases are in a stable condition and being treated in isolation in the hospital. The number of contacts of the first confirmed case is 275. Of 275, 1 contact was tested positive and the others have finished the 14-day home quarantine and been removed from the tracing list. The total number of contacts of the other ten confirmed cases is 279. Of 279, 10 contacts developed symptoms and were reported. Of 10 reported cases, 8 individuals were removed from the follow-up list, and 2 are being tested.
On the other hand, 3 of the Taiwanese businessmen evacuated from Wuhan, China had symptoms when entering Taiwan in the evening of February 3, and were sent directly to the negative pressure isolation ward. 2 of 244 evacuees under group quarantine for lab tests developed respiratory symptoms and were sent to the hospital. The other evacuees had no symptoms.
Of the 11 confirmed cases, 1 patient will be discharged from the hospital within one week after a full recovery.