On March 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 53 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 53 new cases, eight are domestic and 45 are imported (18 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, they are four men and four women, aged between 30 and 79 years.
Regarding the 45 new imported cases, they are 30 men and 15 women, aged between under five and 69 years. Of the cases, four each arrived from Vietnam and the US, three each from Singapore and the Netherlands, two each from Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, and Hong Kong, and one each from Korea, Germany, Canada, Denmark, the UAE, Australia, Spain, India, France, Poland and Japan; the areas the remaining 10 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between January 21 and March 7, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,475,875 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,454,201. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,922 cases. Of the 20,922 confirmed cases, 5,396 are imported; 15,472 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.