On February 28, 2020, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed one more imported case and one additional indigenous case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CECC reported that there have been a total of 34 confirmed cases in Taiwan.
The CECC also stated that with respect to two new confirmed cases, one of the patients is a male in his 30s (Case #33) and the other patient is a female in her 50s (Case #34), both residing in northern Taiwan. Case #33 traveled with 21 other tourists to Osaka, Japan from February 17 to 22. After returning to Taiwan, Case #33 developed a cough and an itchy throat on February 25. Case #34 has chronic conditions, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease but did not travel abroad. Relevant investigation suggested that Case #34 was infected with the novel coronavirus domestically. Both patients tested positive for COVID-19 today, and the CECC is investigating related contacts.