On March 2, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 49 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 49 new cases, two are domestic and 47 are imported (20 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the new domestic cases, they are one man and one woman, aged between 10 and 29 years.
Regarding the 47 new imported cases, they are 29 men and 18 women, aged between under five and 69 years. Of the cases, eight arrived in Taiwan from Vietnam, five each from the US and Indonesia, four from India, two each from Australia and Hong Kong, and one each from Singapore, Germany, Malaysia, Palau, South Africa and Thailand; the areas the remaining 15 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between February 6 and March 1, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 6,353,317 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,332,488. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 20,582 cases. Of the 20,582 confirmed cases, 5,087 are imported; 15,441 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.