TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Nov. 26) reported 12 imported COVID-19 cases.
Health minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 12 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 10 imported cases include nine males and three females ranging in age from their teens to their 40s. Between Nov. 11-15, they entered Taiwan from Vietnam (case Nos. 16,666, 16,675, and 16,677), Indonesia (case Nos. 16,667, 16,668, and 16670-16673), Myanmar (case No. 16,669), Cambodia (case No. 16,674), and China (case No. 16,676).
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,394,659 COVID tests, with 4,376,567 coming back negative. Of the 16,566 confirmed cases, 1,922 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.