On April 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. A total of 428 cases have been confirmed in Taiwan as of writing. The new confirmed case is an over 30-year-old serviceman aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship. The serviceman was placed under isolation for COVID-19 testing at a group quarantine site on April 18 and tested negative for COVID-19. The serviceman began to have a runny nose, stuffy nose and abnormal sense of smell on April 22. He was given a second test on April 23 and tested positive on April 24.
The CECC reported that 30 Navy members from the cluster infection on the ship have been confirmed to have COVID-19. Health agencies have identified 1,843 individuals as contacts of these confirmed cases of the naval personnel. Among 1,843 contacts, 530 are undergoing home isolation. 125 of the contacts have been tested for COVID-19, and 91 tested negative for COVID-19 with the remainder awaiting test results. Furthermore, 1,313 of the contacts identified are conducting self-health management.