On December 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 20 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the 20 new imported cases, they are 14 men and six women, aged between 10 to 69 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the US (seven cases), Vietnam (three cases), the Philippines (two cases), Thailand, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Canada, Lithuania, and Japan. They arrived between November 21 and December 22.
The CECC reported that a total of 4,844,559 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 4,825,692. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 16,873 cases. Of the 16,873 confirmed cases, 2,220 are imported; 14,599 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 3 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated, and a cumulative total of 111 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 850 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 850 deaths, 838 are from domestic cases and the other 12 are from imported cases.