The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC,中央流行疫情指揮中心) has reported a total of 322 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of today, including a student at the National Taiwan Normal University.
The student in his twenties is case 322, and the CECC provided more details today about his whereabouts, including visits at the school campus and the dormitory as well as daily commutes on the school bus.
Officials already went to the school to follow up on possible contacts, including those working in the same chemical laboratory and those in the same dorm, and ask them to begin self-quarantine.
Suspending classes or school is also possible, the CECC said, but further, inspection is needed to determine whether or not it is necessary.
According to the CECC, the student developed symptoms such as fever, coughs, fatigue and other respiratory symptoms on March 26.
He immediately sought medical help and the infection was confirmed today.
If doctors detect possible pneumonia-related symptoms, health authorities recommend to alert officials immediately for testing other possible contacts rather than take the risk of not diagnosing a possible COVID-19 infection case.
If patients begin experiencing an abnormal sense of taste or smell, doctors are to report them as possible COVID-19 cases, and administer proper tests, health authorities added.
As of yesterday’s tally, 24 have reported an abnormal sense of taste or smell.