The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC, 中央流行疫情指揮中心) on Tuesday reported 3 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, bringing the total number in Taiwan to 425.
The aforesaid cases include 2 men and one woman, aged between 20 and 30, who had previously been on board the “Fleet of Friendship” (敦睦艦隊).
According to the CECC, case 423 was an intern on one of the ships who reported experiencing an abnormal sense of smell on March 30.
As he had been in the same compartment as cases 396 and 397, he reported his symptoms on April 18 and the infection was confirmed today.
Case 424 is a woman in her thirties who had experienced dizziness, a stuffy nose, headaches and an abnormal sense of smell on April 5 though. Her symptoms reportedly lessened soon after.
The third confirmed case is a man in his twenties. He began developing symptoms such as a runny nose, fever and headaches on March 23.
The aforesaid cases were tested on April 18; their infections were confirmed during a second test today.
The fleet now has 27 confirmed cases. The CECC has tracked down 349 possible contacts, with 187 under quarantine and 162 asked to practice self-health management.