On March 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 45th confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Case #45 is a female in her 50s and a discharged patient who had stayed at the same hospital ward, but a different patient room, as Case #34 before Case #34’s diagnosis with confirmed COVID-19 infection. Case #45 hadn’t traveled abroad recently. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 6. Case #45 is currently being treated in a negative pressure isolation ward.
The CECC reported that it has launched an investigation into individuals having contact with Case #45. A total of 417 contacts related to the cluster have been identified so far. Of 417, 346 individuals have tested for COVID-19. Of 346, 7 tested positive (Cases #35-38 and Cases #41, #42 and #45), and 330 tested negative with the remainder awaiting results.