TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 6) reported 10 imported COVID-19 cases, while it has not reported a local infection since Nov. 4.
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) that afternoon announced 10 imported cases and no new local infections for the 32nd day in a row. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 848.
According to Chen, the 10 imported cases include six males and four females ranging in age from their teens to their 60s. Between Oct. 29 and Dec. 3, they entered Taiwan from Thailand (case No. 16,764), the Netherlands (case No. 16,765), Indonesia (case Nos. 16,766, 16,767, and 16,769), Vietnam (case Nos. 16,768 and 16,770), Cambodia (case Nos. 16,771 and 16,772), and Nicaragua (case No. 16,773).
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,546,922 COVID tests, with 4,528,043 coming back negative. Of the 16,662 confirmed cases, 2,018 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.