On January 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case, Case #885, is a family member of and lives with Case #881.
Case #885 is a Taiwanese woman in her 50s. She was tested for COVID-19 on January 11 and January 17, and the test results both came back negative. She was given another test on January 22 as she was identified as a contact, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 23. The woman hasn’t experienced any symptoms.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 143,747 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 140,780. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 884 cases. Of the 884 confirmed cases, 776 are imported; 69 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 7 deaths, and 783 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 94 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.