Taiwan confirms two more cases linked to family cluster; CECC continues to undertake contact tracing and investigation before illness onset

 The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced two more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported in Taiwan. Both patients reside in northern Taiwan and are males in their 80s (Case #27, index case) and 50s (Case #28) respectively. Case #27 is the father of Case #28. Case #27 is a patient with chronic diseases including hypertension and diabetes who needs dialysis treatment and with no recent history of travel abroad. Case #28 tested positive for COVID-19 on February 23, 2020. As Case #28 live together with Case #27, relevant investigation suggested that Case #28 had contracted COVID-19 through close contact with the index case; thus, it is determined to be another case of family cluster.
PublishTime 2020/2/23