On May 26, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 304 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 304 new cases, 302 are indigenous and the other two are imported. Furthermore, the CECC reported 331 retroactively added cases; a total of 635 cases were recorded. The CECC also announced 11 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 302 indigenous cases, 158 are men and the other 144 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between May 8 and May 25. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 152, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 87. Taoyuan City reported 21 cases; Keelung City reported 13; Taichung City reported 9; Hsinchu County reported 4 ; Pingtung County, Yulin County, Tainan City, Yilan County, Kaohsiung City and Changhua County reported 2 each; Hualien County, Chiayi City, Taitung County and Lienchiang County reported 1 each.
Of the 331 retroactively added cases, 160 are men and the other 171 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They suffered the onset of symptoms between May 13 and May 25. Regarding the 331 cases, Taipei City reported most cases, at 221, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 102. Taoyuan City reported 3 cases; Keelung City and Taichung City reported 2 each, and Miaoli County reported 1.
Regarding the 11 deaths, they were 9 men and 2 women between 50 and 79 years old (Case #2865, Case #2877, Case #3305, Case #3213, Case #3980, Case #4273, Case #4373, Case #4666, Case #4984, Case #5098 and Case #5869).
Regarding the two imported cases, Case #5646 is an over 20-year-old male from China. He traveled to Taiwan on May 1. He took a self-paid test on May 24. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 26.
Case #5891 is a Taiwanese man in his 50s. He developed symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19 in India on May 5. He took an emergency charter flight to Taiwan from India on May 14. The result for his RT-PCR test taken upon arrival came back negative, and he tested positive for antibodies. After he arrived in Taiwan, he was admitted to a hospital for treatment. He was tested again while hospitalized, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 26.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 413,389 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 359,139. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 6,091 cases. Of the 6,091 confirmed cases, 1,120 are imported; 4,918 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 14 cases (Case #530, Case #1589, Case #1676, Case #1591, Case #1886, Case #2067, Case #2068, Case #2528, Case #2530, Case #3975, Case #3989, Case #3990, Case #3991 and Case #4726) have been removed (those case numbers are not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 46 deaths.