On May 6, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 36,213 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 36,213 new cases, 36,168 are domestic and 45 are imported (21 of them tested positive after landing). The CECC announced 10 deaths today.
Regarding the 36,168 new domestic cases, 17,454 are male and 18,699 are female, while the gender of the other 15 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 12,066 were reported in New Taipei City, 7,716 in Taipei City, 6,271 in Taoyuan City, 1,890 in Taichung City, 1,737 in Kaohsiung City, 1,427 in Keelung City, 923 in Tainan City, 686 in Yilan County, 577 in Hsinchu County, 448 in Changhua County, 431 in Pingtung County, 384 in Yunlin County, 382 in Hualien County, 348 in Hsinchu City, 255 in Miaoli County, 169 in Taitung County, 166 in Nantou County, 130 in Chiayi County, 103 in Chiayi City, 39 in Penghu County, 13 in Lienchiang County, and 7 in Kinmen County.
Regarding the ten deaths announced today, they were four men and six women ranging in age from 30 to above 90 years. They were severe cases and had chronic diseases.
Regarding the 45 new imported cases, 22 are male and 22 are female, while the gender of the other one is still under investigation. They range in age from under five to 89 years. Of the cases, one each arrived from Japan, and Vietnam; the areas the remaining 43 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between March 17 and May 5, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 8,806,655 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 8,536,695. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 268,569 cases. Of the 268,569 confirmed cases, 11,656 are imported; 256,859 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 896 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 896 deaths, 881 are from domestic cases and the other 15 are from imported cases.