On January 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 21,270 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 21,270 new cases, 20,972 are domestic and 298 are imported. The CECC announced 31 deaths today.
Regarding the 20,972 new domestic cases, 9,658 are male and 11,299 are female, while the gender of the other 15 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 4,242 were reported in New Taipei City, 2,654 in Taichung City, 2,559 in Kaohsiung City, 2,314 in Taoyuan City, 2,279 in Taipei City, 1,618 in Tainan City, 876 in Changhua County, 630 in Hsinchu County, 557 in Hsinchu City, 515 in Miaoli County, 475 in Pingtung County, 413 in Yunlin County, 371 in Keelung City, 315 in Yilan County, 273 in Nantou County, 269 in Chiayi County,186 in Chiayi City, 166 in Hualien County, 125 in Taitung County, 83 in Kinmen County, 40 in Penghu County, and 12 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 31 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 18 men and 13 women ranging in age from 50 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 298 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between December 15, 2022, and January 14, 2023.
The CECC reported that a total of 21,233,595 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 12,021,273. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 9,209,474 cases. Of the 9,209,474 confirmed cases, 45,086 are imported; 9,164,334 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 3 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has an unknown source of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated. There have been a cumulative total of 15,833 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 15,833 deaths, 15,813 are from domestic cases and the other 20 are from imported cases.