On April 20, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported that 628 additional cases related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were reported on April 19 (contacts of the confirmed cases on the Dunmu (敦睦) Fleet of the Navy excluded). As of writing, a cumulative total of 53,632 cases have been reported among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 51,219. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 422 cases (Cases #421 and #422 confirmed today). Of 422 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 343 are imported and 55 are indigenous while 24 are Navy members on the fleet. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 6 deaths, and 203 patients have been released from isolation, with the remainder remaining hospitalized in isolation.
With respect to 24 Navy members serving on the fleet who have been confirmed to have COVID-19, some of these Navy members visited nearly 90 public places after disembarking (For the locations and time period, please check the map at https://bit.ly/2xyUgs3). The CECC reminds members of the public who have visited the specified locations in the specified time period to conduct self-health management and wear face masks when going out. Furthermore, if members of the public feel unwell, they are urged to call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922, and inform the physician of exposure history.