On October 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 54,929 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 54,929 new cases, 54,874 are domestic and 55 are imported. The CECC announced 48 deaths today.
Regarding the 54,874 new domestic cases, 25,473 are male and 29,380 are female, while the gender of the other 21 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 11,234 were reported in New Taipei City, 7,018 in Taichung City, 6,351 in Taipei City, 6,028 in Taoyuan City, 5,179 in Kaohsiung City, 3,614 in Tainan City, 2,777 in Changhua County, 1,495 in Hsinchu County, 1,364 in Miaoli County, 1,299 in Pingtung County, 1,274 in Hsinchu City, 1,232 in Yunlin County, 1,219 in Yilan County, 1,047 in Keelung City, 902 in Chiayi County, 777 in Nantou County, 737 in Hualien County, 554 in Chiayi City, 447 in Taitung County, 158 in Kinmen County, 145 in Penghu County, and 23 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 48 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 28 men and 20 women ranging in age from 40 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 55 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between August 1 and October 4, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 18,136,890 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,448,635. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 6,685,516 cases. Of the 6,685,516 confirmed cases, 35,134 are imported; 6,650,328 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 11,280 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 11,280 deaths, 11,264 are from domestic cases and the other 16 are from imported cases.