Taiwan reports 1 new case of COVID-19

Focus Taiwan
Date: 04/22/2020
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung. (Photo courtesy of the CECC)

Taipei, April 22 (CNA) Taiwan confirmed one new case of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in Taiwan to 426 since the pandemic began late last year, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The latest case was the 28th resulting from a cluster infection on the "Panshi" fast combat support ship that was part of a three-ship flotilla that visited Palau in mid-March, said Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中), who also heads the CECC, at a daily press briefing.

The flotilla left Taiwan in early March, stopped in Palau from March 12 to 15, and returned to Taiwan on April 9 but the people on board could not disembark until April 14 and 15 because of quarantine regulations.

The patient is a male cadet in his 20s, who first developed a fever and cough and lost his sense of taste on March 23 while still at sea, the CECC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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