On April 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. A total of 426 cases have been confirmed in Taiwan as of writing. The new confirmed case is an over 20-year-old male cadet who received training on the Panshi fast combat support ship, which was part of the Dunmu Fleet. The male cadet experienced a fever, cough and loss of sense of taste on March 23. His symptoms improved and resolved after he took medication. As the case began to have a stuffy nose and abnormal sense of smell during group quarantine, health agencies then arranged his medical care and COVID-19 testing on April 19. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on April 22.
The CECC reported that 28 Navy members from the cluster infection on the ship have been confirmed to have COVID-19 so far. Health agencies have identified 692 individuals as contacts of these confirmed cases of the naval personnel. Among 692 contacts, 446 are undergoing home isolation, and 246 are conducting self-health management.