On October 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the eight new cases, two are domestic and the other six are imported. The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the two new domestic cases, Case #16461 is an over 30-year-old female from Indonesia. She worked in Taiwan for an extended period of time. She was tested for COVID-19 due to work requirements on October 20. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 22 (the CT value was 33; she tested negative after given an RT-PCR test during hospitalization, and she tested positive for antibodies).
Case #16462 is an over 50-year-old Taiwanese female. She was tested for COVID-19 on October 20 because she needed to accompany a patient. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on October 22 (the CT value was 33.2; she tested negative after given an RT-PCR test during hospitalization, and she tested positive for antibodies).
Regarding the six new imported cases, they are two men and four women, aged between 10 to 69 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia (two cases) and South Africa. They arrived between October 7 and October 20.
The CECC reported that a total of 3,818,297 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 3,801,502. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 16,357 cases. Of the 16,357 confirmed cases, 1,716 are imported; 14,587 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 110 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 846 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 846 deaths, 834 are from domestic cases and the other 12 are from imported cases.