On October 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 11 new cases, one is domestic and the other ten are imported. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the one new domestic case, Case #16446 is an over 30-year-old female from Indonesia. She took a self-paid COVID-19 test on October 15 because she planned to travel abroad. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 16 (the CT value was 37.3; she tested negative after given an RT-PCR test during hospitalization, and she tested positive for antibodies).
Regarding the ten new imported cases, they are six men and four women, aged between 10 to 59 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the US (three cases), Japan, Indonesia (two cases), Malaysia, the Philippines, the UK, and Cambodia. They arrived between October 1 and October 14.
The CECC reported that a total of 3,707,857 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 3,689,950. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 16,336 cases. Of the 16,336 confirmed cases, 1,698 are imported; 14,584 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 110 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 846 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 846 deaths, 834 are from domestic cases and the other 12 are from imported cases.