On January 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 26 new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of those cases, one (Case #17266) is domestic and the other 25 are imported. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Case #17266 is a Taiwanese woman in her 50s who had received two doses of Moderna. The woman is an employee at the same workplace as Cases #17230, 17238 and 17239. She developed a dry cough, discomfort in her throat, and other symptoms on January 3. She went to get tested at a testing site by herself on January 4. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on January 5.
Regarding the 25 new imported cases, they are 12 men and 13 women, aged between under five to 79 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the US (1 cases), France (three cases), Denmark, the UK, Bolivia, Germany, Eswatini, Australia, Panama (two cases), Sweden, and Indonesia. They arrived between November 14, 2021, and January 4, 2022.
Additionally, the imported case (Case #17181) announced on January 2 has been reclassified as a domestic case after an investigation, and the case is found to be linked to Case #16941.
The CECC reported that a total of 5,017,456 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 4,998,328. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 17,155 cases. Of the 17,155 confirmed cases, 2,493 are imported; 14,608 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 111 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 850 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 850 deaths, 838 are from domestic cases and the other 12 are from imported cases.