TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 13) reported five imported COVID-19 cases.
CECC Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) 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 Chuang, the imported cases include four males and one female ranging in age from their teens to their 40s. Between Nov. 20 and Dec. 10, they entered Taiwan from Vietnam (case Nos. 16,849 and 16,853), the U.K. (case No. 16,850), China (case No. 16,851), and Malaysia (case No. 16,852).
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,657,395 COVID tests, with 4,639,667 coming back negative. Of the 16,742 confirmed cases, 2,097 were imported, 14,591 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.