The Central Epidemic Command Center reported on March 19 that 1,202 additional cases related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported on March 18. As of writing, a cumulative total of 20,014 cases have been reported among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 18,579. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 108 cases (Cases #101-108 confirmed today). Of 108 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 71 are imported and 29 are indigenous. Of the confirmed cases, there has been 1 death, and 26 patients have been released from isolation while the remainder is in a stable condition and remains hospitalized in isolation.
With respect to 361 Taiwanese businessmen returning from Wuhan, China in second round of evacuation, 2 had fever and were sent to the hospital. One of the two individuals tested negative for COVID-19 twice while the other one is awaiting results. The remaining evacuees are currently healthy. The CECC will continue to closely monitor their health status.