CECC confirms 68 more COVID-19 cases, including 14 domestic cases and 54 imported cases

CECC confirms 68 more COVID-19 cases. (Photo / Retrieved from CECC)
CECC confirms 68 more COVID-19 cases. (Photo / Retrieved from CECC)

According to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), there are 68 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of those 68 cases, 14 are domestic and 54 are imported. The CECC announced 1 death today.

CECC confirms 14 domestic cases. (Photo / Retrieved from CECC)

CECC confirms 14 domestic cases. (Photo / Retrieved from CECC)

Regarding the domestic cases, they are 5 men and 9 women, aged between under 5 years old and around 90 years old.

Regarding the 54 new imported cases, they are 38 men and 16 women, aged between under 5 and around 70 years old. 9 of them are from the United States, 3 from Vietnam, 2 from Australia, France, and India each, and 1 from the Philippines, Ukraine, Chad, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Japan, and Cambodia each. The remaining 28 cases arrived are being investigated. They arrived between December 24, 2021, to February 16, 2022.

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The CECC reported that a total of 6,080,937 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 6,060,668. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 19,797 cases. Of the 19,797 confirmed cases, 4,390 are imported; 15,353 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 3 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection.

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The command center once again appeals to the public that one should keep hands clean, wear a mask, reduce unnecessary travel, activities, or gatherings, avoid entering and leaving crowded places, or areas with high risk of infection transmission, and take the initiative to follow various regulations and stop the potential spread of the highly contagious variant within the community

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