Taiwan confirms one more imported coronavirus case; case contracts coronavirus while traveling with his parents

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one more imported confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection on February 8, 2020. This new case is a close contact (their son in his 20s) of the married couple in their 50s who reside in northern Taiwan and were recorded as the confirmed cases in the press release dated the evening of February 6. The case traveled abroad with his parents but didn’t develop any suspected symptoms. The competent health unit arranged to put the case in an isolation ward and collect his samples. The case tested positive for 2019-nCoV today (February 9). The hospital and the health unit have proceeded with prevention measures, including the investigation of the case and contact tracing, according to relevant procedures. As of writing, a total of 18 confirmed cases have been reported in Taiwan.