According to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), 53 additional cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported in Taiwan on February 11, 2020. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1,668 cases have been reported, including 18 confirmed cases, 1,505 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests (preliminary tests were negative in 73 while the others are awaiting tests). Except that the first confirmed case had been discharged from the hospital, the other 17 cases remain in stable condition and hospitalized in isolation. 409 of all contacts of the confirmed cases remain in home isolation. Of 409, 15 developed symptoms and were reported. Of 15, 12 individuals tested negative for COVID-19 and were removed from the follow-up list, and 3 are being tested.
With respect to the Taiwanese businesspeople evacuated from Wuhan, China on February 3, one evacuee was confirmed with COVID-19 on February 4, and two are hospitalized in isolation. The CECC is continuing to closely monitor the health status of 244 people under quarantine.
The CECC reiterated that if individuals are notified of being identified as contacts of a case by the responsible health unit or enter Taiwan from China, Hong Kong and Macau, such individuals are required to abide by home isolation or home quarantine measures as instructed by the government. Violators of home isolation regulations will be fined up to NT$300,000. Violators of home quarantine regulations will be fined up to NT$150,000.