On March 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 39 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan (10 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new imported cases, they are 26 men and 13 women ranging in age from 10 to 79 years. Of the cases, eight arrived in Taiwan from Vietnam, five from Indonesia, four each from the US and Hong Kong, two each from France, Thailand, the UK, and Spain, and one each from the Philippines, Korea, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Cambodia, and the UAE; the areas the other four cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between February 28 and March 14, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,625,580 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,603,358. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 21,402 cases. Of the 21,402 confirmed cases, 5,858 are imported; 15,490 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, and a cumulative total of 134 cases have been removed as confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 853 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 853 deaths, 839 are from domestic cases and the other 14 are from imported cases.