The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced the fifth imported case of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection in Taiwan. The case is a 50-year-old female who resides in middle part of Taiwan. She went to Wuhan, China for work in the second half of October of 2019 and had neither history of activity in Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market nor history of contact with wild animals and poultry. On January 20, 2020, the case returned to Taiwan, developed fever and muscle aches and was then hospitalized on January 25. The hospital reported the case and treated the patient in a negative pressure ward. On January 27, infection with the novel virus was confirmed in the case after testing. The case is currently in a stable condition, and the hospital and local health agencies have proceeded with prevention measures, including the investigation of the case and contact tracing, according to relevant procedures.
According to the statistics collected by CECC, 119 additional cases of 2019-nCoV infection were reported in Taiwan on January 26. As of writing, a cumulative total of 402 cases have been reported, including five confirmed cases, 190 individuals removed from the follow-up list, and 207 under quarantine for lab tests of who preliminary tests were negative in 88 and tests of the others are pending. Five confirmed cases are in a stable condition and being treated in isolation at the hospital. The contacts of confirmed case #4 and #5 are being traced. On the other hand, the number of contacts of the first three confirmed cases is 384 of which 14 contacts developed symptoms and were reported. In 6 of the 14 contacts, 2019-nCoV has been ruled out after the second test, while the test results of the other 8 are pending.