On January 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 44 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 44 new cases, two (Cases #17414-17415) are domestic and the other 42 are imported. The CECC reported no deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that the domestic cases are a Taiwanese man and a Taiwanese woman. They are in their 50s and are linked to the Taoyuan Airport cluster.
Regarding the 42 new imported cases, 25 of them are male and 16 are female, while the gender of the remaining one case is being investigated. Those imported cases are between under 10 to 79 years old. 40 of them arrived in Taiwan from the US (23 cases), Vietnam (four cases), France (two cases), Argentina, Australia, the Philippines, Canada, the UAE, Thailand, Brazil, Spain, India, Italy, and Germany, while the countries where the other two arrived are being investigated. They all arrived between December 15, 2021, and January 7, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 5,074,946 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 5,055,445. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 17,302 cases. Of the 17,302 confirmed cases, 2,630 are imported; 14,618 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 113 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 850 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 850 deaths, 838 are from domestic cases and the other 12 are from imported cases.