On May 7, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 46,536 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 46,536 new cases, 46,377 are domestic and 159 are imported (56 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced 11 deaths today.
Regarding the 46,377 new domestic cases, 22,270 are male and 24,093 are female, while the gender of the other 14 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 16,670 were reported in New Taipei City, 9,245 in Taipei City, 6,882 in Taoyuan City, 2,517 in Taichung City, 2,163 in Kaohsiung City, 1,910 in Keelung City, 1,352 in Tainan City, 840 in Yilan County, 803 in Hualien County, 788 in Hsinchu County, 584 in Pingtung County, 517 in Changhua County, 457 in Hsinchu City, 369 in Yunlin County, 338 in Miaoli County, 266 in Nantou County, 261 in Taitung County, 188 in Chiayi County, 110 in Chiayi City, 74 in Penghu County, 22 in Lienchiang County, and 21 in Kinmen County.
Regarding the 11 deaths announced today, they were seven men and four women ranging in age from 40 to above 90 years. They were severe cases and had chronic diseases.
Regarding the 159 new imported cases, they are 75 men and 84 women ranging in age from under five to 89 years. Of the cases, four arrived from the Philippines and one each from Czech Republic, Japan, Thailand, and the US; the areas the remaining 151 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between March 12 and May 6, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 8,882,852 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 8,568,101. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 314,983 cases. Of the 314,983 confirmed cases, 11,811 are imported; 303,118 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 3 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has an unknown source of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated. There have been a cumulative total of 907 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 907 deaths, 892 are from domestic cases and the other 15 are from imported cases.