On December 31, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 41 new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the 41 new imported cases, they are 16 men and 25 women, aged between 20 to 79 years old. 27 of them arrived in Taiwan from the US (14 cases), the Philippines (two cases), France (two cases), Italy, Kenya, Cameroun, Switzerland, India, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Cambodia; the countries where the other 14 cases arrived are being investigated. They all arrived between December 16 and December 30.
The CECC reported that a total of 4,946,919 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 4,927,473. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 17,029 cases. Of the 17,029 confirmed cases, 2,375 are imported; 14,600 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.