On December 20, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 17,131 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 17,131 new cases, 17,080 are domestic and 51 are imported. The CECC announced 18 deaths today.
Regarding the 17,080 new domestic cases, 7,838 are male and 9,226 are female, while the gender of the other 16 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 3,254 were reported in New Taipei City, 2,175 in Taichung City, 1,993 in Kaohsiung City, 1,801 in Taoyuan City, 1,749 in Taipei City, 1,369 in Tainan City, 877 in Changhua County, 587 in Hsinchu County, 503 in Hsinchu City, 444 in Miaoli County, 422 in Pingtung County, 388 in Yunlin County, 256 in Chiayi County, 249 in Yilan County, 242 in Nantou County, 167 in Chiayi City, 166 in Keelung City, 166 in Hualien County, 121 in Taitung County, 98 in Kinmen County, 52 in Penghu County, and one in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 18 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were nine men and nine women ranging in age from under 40 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 51 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between November 19 and December 18, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 20,484,824 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,878,357. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 8,605,539 cases. Of the 8,605,539 confirmed cases, 38,949 are imported; 8,566,536 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 14,931 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 14,931 deaths, 14,914 are from domestic cases and the other 17 are from imported cases.