On March 30, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan, with seven being imported and the other one being indigenous. A total of 306 cases have been confirmed in Taiwan as of writing. With respect to the only indigenous case confirmed today, Case #299 is a boy under 10 years old and a member of Case #269’s family who lives with Case #269 (indigenous case). The boy developed a fever on March 26 and was tested for COVID-19 on March 27 after being identified as a contact by health agencies. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on March 30. It is a case linked to the cluster in the family. As of now, Case #299 currently shows no symptoms; a total of 24 individuals who had contact with the cases in the cluster have been identified.
Among seven imported cases, three patients are women and four patients are men, with their ages ranging between 20 and 79 years old. These patients entered Taiwan between March 2 and March 22 and displayed symptoms between March 6 and March 26. The countries these patients had traveled to before the onset of disease include Egypt, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and the United States. Five of the cases are linked to clusters.