On May 29, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 327 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 327 new cases, 320 are indigenous and the other seven are imported. Furthermore, the CECC reported 166 retroactively added cases; a total of 493 cases were recorded. The CECC also announced 21 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 320 indigenous cases, 169 are men and the other 151 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between May 7 and May 28, 2021. Of the 166 retroactively added cases, 90 are men and the other 76 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They suffered the onset of symptoms between May 6 and May 27.
The CECC pointed out that a total of 486 indigenous cases, including 320 newly confirmed cases and 166 retroactively added cases, were reported today. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 224, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 168. Taichung City reported 33 cases; Taoyuan City reported 19; Keelung City reported 14; Taitung County and Yilan County reported 5 each; Hualien County and Chiayi County reported 4 each; Miaoli County reported 3; Hsinchu County and Changhua County reported 2 each; Yulin County, Kaohsiung City and Hsinchu City reported 1 each.
Regarding the 21 deaths announced today, they were 13 men and eight women between 30 and 99 years old.
The CECC confirmed 7 imported cases today. Case #7557 is an over 20-year-old male from the Philippines. The Filipino man traveled to Taiwan for work on May 6. After completing the self-health management period on May 28, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 29.
Case #7676 is a Taiwanese male in his 20s. He returned to Taiwan from Indonesia on April 28. Due to work requirements, he took a self-paid COVID-19 test on May 28. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 29.
Case #7805 is a Taiwanese male in his 40s. He returned to Taiwan from India on May 15. After arrival, he was tested for COVID-19 on May 28 before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 29.
Cases #7811-7814 are four Filipino nationals. Three of them are over 20 years old while the other one (Case #7814) is over 30 years old. The four Filipino nationals traveled to Taiwan for work on May 15. They were tested for COVID-19 on May 28 before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 29.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 470,287 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 426,915. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 7,806 cases. Of the 7,806 confirmed cases, 1,133 are imported; 6,620 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 20 cases (Case #530, Case #1589, Case #1676, Case #1591, Case #1886, Case #2067, Case #2068, Case #2528, Case #2530, Case #2599, Case #3549, Case #3921, Case #3975, Case #3989, Case #3990, Case #3991, Case #4059 and Case #4726, Case #5841 and Case #7096) have been removed (those case numbers are not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 99 deaths.