Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announces the fourth imported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection; patient receives treatment in isolation ward and is in stable condition

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one additional imported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in Taiwan. The case is a 50-year-old female who resides in northern Taiwan. She traveled to Wuhan, China from January 13 to January 15, 2020 but did not visit Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market. She traveled to Europe from January 16 to January 25. The patient had developed cough since January 22. Her coughing became severe on January 25 and returned to Taiwan by herself on the same day. She wore a face mask throughout her flight and filled out the Novel Coronavirus Health Declaration Card. She voluntarily informed the quarantine officer at the airport upon her arrival, was arranged for hospitalization and received medical treatment in a negative pressure ward. She was tested and found positive for 2019-nCoV on January 26. The patient is currently in a stable condition. Health units continue to track the health of contacts on the same plane the case took.

According to the statistics collected by CECC, as of 4 pm on January 26, 67 new cases of 2019-nCoV infection have been reported. As of writing, a cumulative total of 350 cases have been reported, including four confirmed cases, 147 individuals removed from the follow-up list; preliminary tests were negative in 41 and test results of others are pending.
PublishTime 2020/1/26