On February 25, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 68 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 68 new cases, three are domestic and 65 are imported (21 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC also announced one death today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, they are two men and one woman, aged between 30 and 69 years.
Regarding the 65 new imported cases, 30 are male and 33 are female while the gender of the other two is being investigated. They are between under five and 79 years old. Of the cases, eight each arrived from the US and Indonesia, six from the Philippines, four each from India and Vietnam, three from Hong Kong, two from Malaysia, and one each from Canada, Pakistan, Argentina, Germany, Malta, Ethiopia, Honduras, Belgium, Mongolia, France, Brazil, Palau, and the UK; the areas the remaining 17 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between January 13 and February 24, 2022.
Regarding the one death (Case #18815) announced today, the case was an over 60-year-old male with chronic disease and passed away on February 23.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,255,140 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,234,508. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,304 cases. Of the 20,304 confirmed cases, 4,846 are imported; 15,404 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.