Two Chinese tourists confirmed with coronavirus in Taiwan

Taiwan arranged for visitors from Wuhan to leave Taiwan on January 25 (CNA photo)

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday that two new severe cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Taiwan, bringing Taiwan’s total to seven. The two patients are both female tourists over 70 years old who were traveling from Wuhan, China.


The two women came to Taiwan on January 22 traveling on their own. They were quarantined when they came down with a fever on January 25 and are in stable condition.  The CDC says that they likely contracted the virus in Wuhan.


The center has issued a third-level travel warning telling the public not to travel to mainland China unless necessary.


The CDC said Taiwan has 130 severe pneumonia cases with 7 confirmed with the coronavirus. There have been 530 pneumonia cases reported and 269 have been ruled out as having the coronavirus.


The 5 other patients in Taiwan confirmed with the virus came in contact with 470 persons and 16 have reported symptoms. There were 130 new patients with severe pneumonia reported on Monday.

News Source:RTI
Editor:Natalie Tso