TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Friday reported a new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 50.
Case 50 is an American man in his fifties, currently working in Taiwan, and is suspected to have contracted the virus during a visit from four friends from his home country.
The four friends (two couples) had visited case 50 from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26.
From Feb. 27 to March 7, the man began to experience chills on-and-off and showed symptoms of coughing and fever.
He immediately sought medical help on March 7. He was tested on March 10 and the infection was confirmed today, the CECC said.
He has now been moved to a negative-pressure isolation room, the CECC added.
The CECC reported that two of the foreign visitors experienced fatigue and chills on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26, respectively.
Accordingly, health authorities have determined that case 50 contracted the infection through his friends.