TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Dec. 23) reported 13 imported COVID-19 cases.
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 13 imported cases and no new confirmed local infections. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 850.
According to Chen, the imported cases include eight males and five females ranging in age from 10 to 60. They entered Taiwan from the U.S. (Taiwan COVID cases 16,952-16,954 and 16,956-16,962), the Dominican Republic (case No. 16,955), Russia (case No. 16,963), and Lithuania (case No. 16,964) from Dec. 7-22.
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 4,829,258 COVID tests, with 4,810,401 coming back negative. Of the 16,853 confirmed cases, 2,200 were imported, 14,599 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, 850 individuals have succumbed to the disease.
Of the 838 deaths from local infections, 413 were in New Taipei; 322 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.