On February 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case is a family member of Case #839 and Case #870.
Case #924 is a Taiwanese woman in her 40s. She was listed as a close contact of Case #839 and Case #870. After completing her home isolation period, she was tested for COVID-19 on February 4. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 5.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 162,543 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 158,575. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 923 cases. Of the 923 confirmed cases, 808 are imported; 76 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 9 deaths, and 841 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 73 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.