On April 17, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1,303 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 1,303 new cases, 1,210 are domestic and 93 are imported (82 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced no deaths today.
Regarding the 1,210 new domestic cases, they are 566 men and 644 women ranging in age from under five to 99 years. They suffered the onset of symptoms between April 6 and April 17, while 663 of them didn't develop symptoms. Of those domestic cases, 410 were reported in New Taipei City, 201 in Taipei City, 180 in Taoyuan City, 119 in Hualien County, 107 in Keelung City, 52 in Yilan County, 35 in Kaohsiung City, 22 in Taichung City, 21 in Taitung County, 14 in Pingtung County, 10 in Tainan City, nine in Hsinchu City, eight in Changhua County, seven in Hsinchu County, six in Yunlin County, five in Miaoli County, two in Nantou County, and one each in Chiayi City and Chiayi County.
Regarding the 93 new imported cases, 41 are male and 51 are female, while the gender of the other one is still under investigation. They range in age from under five to 69 years. Of the cases, 16 arrived from Vietnam, three from the Philippines, and one each from Indonesia and Thailand; the areas the remaining 72 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between April 7 and April 16, 2022.
Additionally, domestic cases #32718 and 32723 announced on April 16 have been reclassified as imported cases after epidemiological investigations found the cases had arrived from Vietnam on April 12 and March 23, respectively.
The CECC reported that a total of 7,689,094 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 7,654,241. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 34,507 cases. Of the 34,572 confirmed cases, 9,695 are imported; 24,758 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, and a cumulative total of 194 cases (one newly added; one domestic case was removed after an epidemiological investigation) have been removed as confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 854 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 854 deaths, 840 are from domestic cases and the other 14 are from imported cases.