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

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one more imported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection on February 8, 2020. This new case is the son of the married couple in their 50s recorded as the confirmed cases in the press release dated the evening of February 6. This case was initially identified as a contact and is in his 20s. He traveled to Italy with his parents from January 22 to 31, and transited through Hong Kong for Taiwan on February 1. The contact investigation launched by the health unit found that the case developed a cough on January 27 while traveling in Italy. Thus, sample collection was arranged for him on February 7, and he was hospitalized in an isolation ward on the same day. Test results confirmed he is positive for 2019-nCoV. The patient’s symptoms have improved. 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 17 confirmed cases have been reported in Taiwan.
PublishTime 2020/2/8