On January 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 78 new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 78 new cases, six are domestic and 72 are imported. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, they are two men and four women, aged between 10 and 39 years old.
Regarding the 72 new imported cases, 38 are male and 31 are female while the gender of the other three cases is being investigated. They are between under five and 69 years old. 45 of them arrived in the US (23 cases), Canada (ten cases), Indonesia (three cases), Vietnam (three cases), France (two cases), Australia (two cases), Singapore, and Germany; the countries where the remaining 27 cases arrived are being investigated. They all arrived between November 4, 2021, and January 14, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 5,233,163 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 5,213,414. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 17,769 cases. Of the 17,769 confirmed cases, 3,033 are imported; 14,682 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 115 (one newly added) cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 851 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 851 deaths, 838 are from domestic cases and the other 13 are from imported cases.