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    The first death in Taiwan! 60-year-old man died of new crown pneumonia
    Editing Talk Yong Yong reported2020/02/16 18:31 small in Big Picture / TVBS
    New crown pneumonia today (16th) 2 new local cases, also the first death! The Central Epidemic Epidemic Command Center announced on the 16th that two new cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed in China. The first case was a male over 60 years old, had a history of hepatitis B and diabetes, no history of traveling abroad, and no known cases were confirmed. Contacts died of pneumonia and sepsis in the evening on the 15th. Commander Chen Shizhong also said, "This can be regarded as a community infection." Because there is no travel history, he is currently looking for the source of the infection.

    The first case had a cough on January 27, and went to the hospital for a short breath on February 3 and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The patient was admitted to the negative pressure intensive care unit on the same day. The case died of pneumonia combined with sepsis on the evening of February 15th. With the consent of his family, his body will be cremated in accordance with legal infectious disease regulations, and some specimens will be reserved for further examination. The second case was the first case of a male family in his 50s who was diagnosed after a checkup yesterday. The current case is asymptomatic and is admitted to a negative pressure isolation ward.

    "TVBS" reminds you: In response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Department of Disease Control continues to strengthen the surveillance of the epidemic and border control measures. If you have any symptoms, please call: 1922 hotline or 0800-001922 , and wear a mask as soon as possible to seek medical treatment . Actively inform physicians of travel history and contact history to facilitate timely diagnosis and notification. * The Program illness reminding people to keep in mind that "not a third," wear masks principle: "One does not" : open space do not wear masks , "Third, we should" : chronically ill patients with respiratory symptoms, were out of the hospital to wear masks

    https://news.tvbs.com.tw/life/1277654
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    The first case of "community infection" in Taiwan! A 61-year-old man with no history of travel died last night (15th) of pneumonia with sepsis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
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    • #3
      Taiwan's health ministry confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20
      by Reuters
      Sunday, 16 February 2020 11:32 GMT

      TAIPEI, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A man has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island since the epidemic spread from maninland China, the island's health minister said on Sunday.
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      https://news.trust.org/item/20200216105655-wv732/
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      • #4
        gov announcement:

        Taiwan confirms two indigenous cases of COVID-19; people in contact with them being monitored

        PublishTime:2020-02-16
        According to the Central Epidemic Command Center, two more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Taiwan. The first case is a male in his 60s, with a history of hepatitis B and diabetes. He had no recent overseas travel history, and no known contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases. The patient began to cough January 27, and went to a hospital February 3 for shortness of breath, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was hospitalized in a negative pressure isolation ward the same day. On the evening of February 15, the patient died of pneumonia-induced sepsis. With his family members’ consent, the patient’s remains will be cremated in accordance with legal requirements for communicable diseases. Tissue specimens will first be taken for further testing.

        The second confirmed case is a male in his 50s, a member of the first case’s family. He was confirmed infected with COVID-19 after lab tests February 15. So far, this patient shows no symptoms of COVID-19, and is being treated in a negative pressure isolation ward.

        https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En/Bulletin/D...hnw?typeid=158

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