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Taiwan reports 4 local COVID cases, 92 imported infections

Imported cases from 8 countries, 34 from US

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 12) announced four local COVID cases.

CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced 92 imported cases in addition to the four local infections. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 850.

Local cases

Chen said the local cases reported that day include two men and two women ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s. Three of the four cases are contacts of case No. 17,472, a residential service worker.

Imported cases

The 92 imported cases include 25 males and 27 females and 40 individuals still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to over 70. Of the imported cases, 58 tested positive upon arrival at the airport, while 34 tested positive during quarantine.

Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 11, they entered Taiwan from the U.S. (34 cases), Vietnam, Australia, the Philippines, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, and the U.K. The country of origin of 41 cases is still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 5,164,612 COVID tests, with 5,145,758 coming back negative. Of the 17,559 confirmed cases, 2,854 were imported, 14,651 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.

A total of 114 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. To date, 850 individuals have succumbed to the disease.