On March 3, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 71 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 71 new cases, five are domestic and 66 are imported (28 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the domestic cases, they are three men and two women, aged between under 10 and 59 years.
Regarding the 66 new imported cases, 33 are male and 32 are female while the gender of the other one is being investigated. They are between under five and 79 years old. Of the cases, 11 arrived from Vietnam, six from the Philippines, five from the US, four from Hong Kong, three each from Singapore, Indonesia, and India, two each from Cambodia, Myanmar, and the UK, and one each from Latvia, Japan, South Africa, France and the UAE; the areas the remaining 20 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between January 15 and March 2, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,375,953 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,354,993. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,653 cases. Of the 20,653 confirmed cases, 5,153 are imported; 15,446 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 853 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 853 deaths, 839 are from domestic cases and the other 14 are from imported cases.