On February 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. This new case is a family member of Cases #863, #864, #865, #907, #909, and #910.
Case #934 is a Taiwanese woman in her 50s. She was placed under home isolation from January 19 as she had been identified as a contact of Cases #864, Case #907, #909, and #910. During her isolation period, this woman was tested for COVID-19 five times, and all the test results came back negative. Because she applied to attend a funeral, the health authority then arranged for her to be tested. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on February 9.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 165,840 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 162,619. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 933 cases. Of the 933 confirmed cases, 817 are imported; 77 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 850 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 74 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.