On February 24, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in Taiwan. The patients are the younger son (Case #29, in his 40s) and wife (Case #30, in her 70s) of Case #27 respectively.
Case #29 had throat discomfort from January 29 to January 30 but she didn’t seek medical attention. As she was identified as a close contact of Case #27, her sample was collected on February 23. She tested positive for COVID-19 on February 24. She is being treated in an isolation ward.
Case #30 went to see a doctor due to physical discomfort on February 6, and was diagnosed with having acute pharyngitis. He sought medical attention four times for respiratory symptoms from February 10 to 19. As he was identified as a close contact of Case #27, his sample was collected on February 23. He tested positive for COVID-19 on February 24. He currently doesn’t have a fever or any discomfort and is being treated in an isolation ward.