On October 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 41,541 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 41,541 new cases, 41,481 are domestic and 60 are imported. The CECC announced 65 deaths today.
Regarding the 41,481 new domestic cases, 19,064 are male and 22,405 are female, while the gender of the other 12 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 7,887 were reported in New Taipei City, 5,340 in Taichung City, 4,709 in Kaohsiung City, 4,216 in Taoyuan City, 4,145 in Taipei City, 3,453 in Tainan City, 2,134 in Changhua County, 1,346 in Pingtung County, 1,025 in Hsinchu County, 1,024 in Yunlin County, 927 in Hsinchu City, 871 in Miaoli County, 807 in Yilan County, 799 in Chiayi County, 684 in Nantou County, 610 in Keelung City, 496 in Hualien County, 464 in Chiayi City, 241 in Taitung County, 157 in Kinmen County, 135 in Penghu County, and 11 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 65 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 41 men and 24 women ranging in age from 30 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 60 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between September 3 and October 15, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 18,735,505 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,548,838. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 7,183,912 cases. Of the 7,183,912 confirmed cases, 35,763 are imported; 7,148,095 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 11,908 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 11,908 deaths, 11,892 are from domestic cases and the other 16 are from imported cases.