On February 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24,240 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 24,240 new cases, 23,893 are domestic and 347 are imported. The CECC announced 54 deaths today.
Regarding the 23,893 new domestic cases, 10,955 are male and 12,932 are female, while the gender of the other six cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 4,619 were reported in New Taipei City, 2,879 in Taichung City, 2,841 in Kaohsiung City, 2,739 in Taoyuan City, 2,243 in Taipei City, 1,890 in Tainan City, 1,126 in Changhua County, 754 in Hsinchu County, 675 in Pingtung County, 598 in Hsinchu City, 569 in Miaoli County, 510 in Keelung City, 502 in Yilan County, 478 in Yunlin County, 410 in Nantou County, 297 in Hualien County, 292 in Chiayi County, 203 in Chiayi City, 136 in Taitung County, 63 in Kinmen County, 60 in Penghu County, and nine in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 54 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 34 men and 20 women ranging in age from 40 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 347 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between January 8 and February 7, 2023.
The CECC reported that a total of 21,925,247 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 12,191,221. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 9,733,094 cases. Of the 9,733,094 confirmed cases, 50,876 are imported; 9,682,164 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 16,849 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 16,849 deaths, 16,828 are from domestic cases and the other 21 are from imported cases.