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Taiwan confirms 41 imported COVID cases

Total number of COVID cases since start of pandemic exceeds 17,000

(Taiwan News, Lyla Liu image) 

(Taiwan News, Lyla Liu image) 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 41 imported COVID-19 cases Friday (Dec. 31), but no new local infections and no deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Friday’s imported cases were 16 men and 25 women aged between 20 and 79. A total of 14 had arrived from the United States, two each from the Philippines and France, and one each from Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Ukraine, Italy, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Cameroon, and Kenya.

The place of origin for an additional 14 new imported cases was still being investigated, according to the CECC. They entered the country between Dec. 16-30.

Taiwan’s latest total number of 17,029 coronavirus cases includes 14,600 domestic cases and 2,375 imported ones. Of the 850 fatalities, 838 were the result of local infections, with New Taipei City registering 413 deaths and Taipei City 322.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Keelung reported 29 deaths, Taoyuan 27, Changhua 15, Hsinchu County 13, Taichung five, Miaoli three, Yilan and Hualien two each, and Hsinchu City, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Nantou, Yunlin, Pingtung and Taitung one each. The 12 other deaths were imported cases.

A total of 36 COVID cases originated from a journey by the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet" in 2020, two were infected onboard a flight, one case was classified as unresolved, and 14 cases were put under investigation. A total of 111 earlier patients were removed from the list of confirmed cases.

Updated : 2022-05-27 05:50 GMT+08:00