TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Nov. 24) reported five imported COVID-19 cases.
Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) that afternoon announced five imported cases and no new local infections. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 848.
According to Chen, the seven imported cases include one male and four females ranging in age from their teens to 60s. Between Nov. 10-21, they entered Taiwan from the U.S. (case Nos. 16,651, 16,652, and 16,654), Singapore (case No. 16,653), and Indonesia (case No. 16,655).
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,362,664 COVID tests, with 4,345,303 coming back negative. Of the 16,544 confirmed cases, 1,900 were imported, 14,590 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.
A total of 111 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 848 individuals have succumbed to the disease.
Of the 836 deaths from local infections, 412 were in New Taipei; 321 in Taipei; 29 in Keelung; 27 in Taoyuan; 15 in Changhua County; 13 in Hsinchu County; five in Taichung; three in Miaoli County; two each in Yilan and Hualien counties; and one each in Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, and Taitung County. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.