According to the statistics collected by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), 34 additional cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in Taiwan as of 4pm on February 7, 2020. As of writing, a cumulative total of 1,369 cases have been reported, including 16 confirmed cases, 1,232 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and the remaining ones under quarantine for lab tests (52 cases are tested negative in preliminary tests and the others are awaiting tests). 16 confirmed cases are in a stable condition. Except the first case, other 15 cases are in a stable condition and being treated in isolation in the hospital. The number of contacts is 474. Of 474, 15 contacts developed symptoms and were reported (10 individuals were removed from the follow-up list, and 5 are being tested.)
With respect to 247 Taiwanese businessmen evacuated from Wuhan, China on Feb. 3, one evacuee was confirmed with 2019-nCoV on Feb. 4. As of 10am on Feb. 7, 8 evacuees developed respiratory symptoms among the other 246 evacuees. Among the 8 evacuees, 5 evacuees were sent to the hospital (2 cases are tested negative in preliminary tests and the other 3 cases are awaiting tests). The other 3 evacuees with respiratory symptoms are placed under quarantine and being monitored. CECC will continue to closely monitor the health of all people under quarantine.