On December 31, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25,755 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 25,755 new cases, 25,674 are domestic and 81 are imported. The CECC announced 38 deaths today.
Regarding the 25,674 new domestic cases, 11,650 are male and 14,010 are female, while the gender of the other 14 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 5,405 were reported in New Taipei City, 3,212 in Taichung City, 2,981 in Taipei City, 2,833 in Taoyuan City, 2,442 in Kaohsiung City, 2,026 in Tainan City, 1,260 in Changhua County, 923 in Hsinchu County, 779 in Hsinchu City, 679 in Miaoli County, 466 in Yunlin County, 455 in Pingtung County, 383 in Nantou County, 375 in Keelung City, 371 in Chiayi County, 345 in Yilan County, 233 in Chiayi City, 206 in Hualien County, 120 in Kinmen County, 103 in Taitung County, 69 in Penghu County, and eight in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 38 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 24 men and 14 women ranging in age from 40 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 81 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between November 30 and December 30, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 20,777,062 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,928,769. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 8,847,360 cases. Of the 8,847,360 confirmed cases, 40,201 are imported; 8,807,105 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. There have been a cumulative total of 15,253 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 15,253 deaths, 15,236 are from domestic cases and the other 17 are from imported cases.