On December 28, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 28,168 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 27,942 new cases, 27,942 are domestic and 226 are imported. The CECC announced 25 deaths today.
Regarding the 27,942 new domestic cases, 12,740 are male and 15,190 are female, while the gender of the other 12 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 5,657 were reported in New Taipei City, 3,600 in Taichung City, 3,252 in Taoyuan City, 3,211 in Taipei City, 2,712 in Kaohsiung City, 2,323 in Tainan City, 1,324 in Changhua County, 1,089 in Hsinchu County, 924 in Hsinchu City, 668 in Miaoli County, 506 in Pingtung County, 484 in Yunlin County, 361 in Keelung City, 353 in Yilan County, 345 in Chiayi County, 343 in Nantou County, 248 in Chiayi City, 229 in Hualien County, 130 in Taitung County, 128 in Kinmen County, 52 in Penghu County, and 3 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 25 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 16 men and nine women ranging in age from 50 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 226 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between November 27 and October 27, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 20,681,923 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,914,704. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 8,766,272 cases. Of the 8,766,272 confirmed cases, 39,796 are imported; 8,726,422 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 15,145 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 15,45 deaths, 15,128 are from domestic cases and the other 17 are from imported cases.