TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 25) announced 13 local COVID cases.
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 25 imported cases. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 851.
Chen said the local cases include four males and nine females ranging from under 5 years old to their 70s.
The 25 imported cases include eight males and 17 females ranging in age from under 10 years old to their 70s. Of these, 12 tested positive upon arrival at the airport, while 13 tested positive during quarantine.
Between Jan. 11 and 24, they arrived in Taiwan from Canada (5 cases), the U.S., Thailand, India, Japan, Nigeria, Sweden, and China. The country of origin for six cases is still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the outbreak began, Taiwan has carried out 5,501,288 COVID tests, with 5,482,563 coming back negative. Of the 18,411 confirmed cases, 3,429 were imported, 14,928 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one was unresolved.
A total of 122 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. To date, 851 individuals have succumbed to the disease.