On May 15, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 185 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 185 new cases, 180 are indigenous and the other five are imported.
The CECC pointed out that of the 180 indigenous cases, 68 are men and the other 112 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 89 years old. They began to develop symptoms/were tested between April 23 and May 14. Of 180 individuals, 89 reside in Taipei City; 75 in New Taipei City; 6 in Changhua County; 4 in Yilan County; 4 in Taoyuan City; 1 in Taichung City; and 1 in Keelung City. The CECC continues to investigate related details.
The CECC also confirmed five new imported cases today, including three men and two women ranging in ages from 20 to 49 years old. They traveled to Taiwan from the Philippines, India, the United States and Vietnam. They arrived in Taiwan between March 7 and May 12 and began to develop symptoms between May 2 and May 13.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 230,809 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 225,026. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1475 cases. Of the 1475 confirmed cases, 1078 are imported; 344 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated; and 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 12 deaths, and 1116 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 347 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.