On December 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced six new confirmed imported cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The CECC announced one death today.
Regarding the six new imported cases, they are three men and three women, aged between 10 to 49 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the US, Canada, the UK (two cases), Vietnam, and Nigeria. They arrived between December 5 and December 17.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #4397) announced today was an over 60-year-old Taiwanese male with chronic disease. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 on May 24 and passed away on December 1.
The CECC reported that a total of 4,763,385 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 4,744,216. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 16,805 cases. Of the 16,805 confirmed cases, 2,152 are imported; 14,599 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.