On February 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 49 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 49 new cases, four are domestic and 45 are imported (24 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the domestic cases, they are one man and three women, aged between under ten and 59 years old.
Regarding the 45 new imported cases, they are 25 men and 20 women, aged between 20 and 89 years. Of the cases, nine arrived from the US, three from Hong Kong, two each from the Netherlands and Australia, and one each from Japan, Denmark, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK, Bangladesh, and Germany; the areas the other 21 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between January 15 and February 20, 2022.
Additionally, the two imported cases (Cases #18874 and #20028) have been reclassified as domestic cases according to virus sequence information and epidemiological investigations.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,166,725 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,146,253. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,056 cases. Of the 20,056 confirmed cases, 4,615 are imported; 15,387 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 852 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 852 deaths, 839 are from domestic cases and the other 13 are from imported cases.