On March 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 77 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 77 new cases, three are domestic and 74 are imported (54 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, they are one man and two women, aged between 10 and 39 years.
Regarding the 74 new imported cases, they are 46 men and 28 women, aged between under five and 69 years. Of the cases, 11 arrived in Taiwan from Vietnam, four from the US, three each from Indonesia and India, two each from Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and one each from Belgium, the Philippines, Denmark, Palau, France, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Poland and Brazil; the areas the remaining 38 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between February 10 and March 8, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,493,515 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,471,794. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,999 cases. Of the 20,999 confirmed cases, 5,470 are imported; 15,475 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.