The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情中心) on Tuesday reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 47.
Case 46 is a man in his twenties, and a family member of cases 34 and 41, while case 47 is a man in his thirties who has recently been to the Netherlands for a business trip.
指揮中心表示，案46近期無出國史，與案34、案41同住，曾於案34住院期間陪病，並於案34確診後，以接觸者身分2月28日至3月3日住院隔離並進行兩次採檢，經檢驗皆為陰性後返家居家隔離。案46 於3月6日至8日出現咳嗽症狀，衛生單位進行健康追蹤時，案46 表示咳嗽加劇，因此安排就醫後收治負壓隔離病房並進行第三次採檢，於今日確診。
Case 46 has no recent travel history, but was living with case 34 and 41, and had previously visited case 34 in the hospital, the CECC reports.
When case 34 was confirmed with the infection, case 46 had undergone the required tests, but results were negative.
On March 6 to March 8, the man began showing coughing symptoms and was taken into a negative-pressure isolation room.
He was tested for the third time and was confirmed today.
Case 47 was in the Netherlands on March 2-5 with two other co-workers and returned on March 9. He showed symptoms including coughing and fever upon his return. He was immediately tested for the virus and confirmed today.
Health authorities are currently tracking down travel records and all contacts of case 47, including those on the same flight, friends and family, co-workers, and all others who may have been in contact with him when he sought medical help.