The Minister of Health and Welfare, Chen Shih-chung, has announced that the investigation into those who came in contact with Coronavirus (COVID-19) Case 19~Case 23 in Central Taiwan is complete and 252 out of the 256 tested return negative results.
Based on the investigation, it was inferred that "Case 19", a 60 year old, male taxi driver with no travel history was exposed to the virus between February 13th and 25th. Evidently, by January 28th, the taxi driver felt the need to purchased medicine at a pharmacy to address the symptoms he was experiencing. By February 1st, he made his first visit to a clinic and two days later was in the emergency room at a local hospital from where he was placed into isolated ICU. By February 15, approximately two weeks later, the 60 year old had succumbed to the virus.
An outline of the investigation was provided by the Central Epidemic Command Center. The following is a translation of it provided by PR Translation: