On May 17, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 335 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 335 new cases, 333 are indigenous (Cases #1684-2016) and the other 2 are imported (Case #2017 and Case #2018).
The CECC pointed out that of the 333 indigenous cases, 144 are men and the other 189 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They began to develop symptoms/were tested between May 5 and May 16. Of 333 individuals, 158 reside in Taipei City (89 in Wanhua District); 148 in New Taipei City (41 in Banqiao District); 10 in Taoyuan City; 6 in Keelung City; 5 in Changhua County; 2 in Yilan County; 2 in Taichung City; and 1 each in Hsinchu County and Miaoli County.
The CECC also confirmed two new imported case today. Those two new imported cases are a Filipino man in his 30s and a Taiwanese woman in her 20s. They arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines and Haiti, respectively. They entered Taiwan on April 30 and May 16, respectively.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 245,801 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 236,103. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 2,017 cases. Of the 2,017 confirmed cases, 1,081 are imported; 883 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 1,123 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 882 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.