React Native: Build does not fail on TypeScript error

How can I make the React Native CLI fail on a TypeScript error?

    const getCatOfTheDay = (cat: string) => `Cat of the day: ${cat}`;
    getCatOfTheDay(123);

This should throw a TypeScript error

Argument of type 'number' is not assignable to parameter of type 'string'.ts(2345)

but instead my npm start does just continue working and doesn’t throw any error.

My tsconfig.json

{
    "compilerOptions": {
        "allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true,
        "forceConsistentCasingInFileNames": true,
        "jsx": "react-native",
        "module": "commonjs",
        "noEmit": true,
        "noEmitOnError": true,
        "strict": true,
        "target": "ES2020"
    }
}

Using react-native 0.62