On December 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 10,365 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 10,365 new cases, 10,317 are domestic and 48 are imported. The CECC announced 23 deaths today.
Regarding the 10,317 new domestic cases, 4,854 are male and 5,447 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, 1,949 were reported in New Taipei City, 1,356 in Taichung City, 1,290 in Taoyuan City, 1,123 in Kaohsiung City, 1,085 in Taipei City, 749 in Tainan City, 481 in Changhua County, 373 in Hsinchu County, 295 in Miaoli County, 272 in Hsinchu City, 222 in Yunlin County, 213 in Pingtung County, 172 in Nantou County, 162 in Chiayi County, 131 in Keelung City, 131 in Yilan County, 90 in Hualien County, 84 in Chiayi City, 55 in Kinmen County, 43 in Taitung County, 38 in Penghu County, and three in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 23 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 10 men and 13 women ranging in age from 50 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 48 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between November 19 and December 17, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 20,462,352 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,873,020. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 8,588,414 cases. Of the 8,588,414 confirmed cases, 38,897 are imported; 8,549,463 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 14,913 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 14,913 deaths, 14,896 are from domestic cases and the other 17 are from imported cases.