On January 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 51 new confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 51 new cases, 10 are domestic and 41 are imported. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, two are male and six are female, while the gender of the other two is being investigated. They are between 10 and 59 years old.
Regarding the 41 new imported cases, they are 25 men and 16 women, aged between 10 and 89 years old. 31 of them arrived in Taiwan from the US (14 cases), Mexico (two cases), India (two cases), the Philippines (two cases), Australia (two cases), Vietnam (two cases), Cambodia (two cases), Denmark, France, Canada, Indonesia, and the UK; the countries where the remaining ten cases arrived are being investigated. They arrived between December 22, 2021, and January 15, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 5,257,161 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 5,236,654. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 17,820 cases. Of the 17,820 confirmed cases, 3,074 are imported; 14,692 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 115 (one newly added) cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 851 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 851 deaths, 838 are from domestic cases and the other 13 are from imported cases.