CECC confirms 85,356 more COVID-19 cases, including 85,310 domestic cases and 46 imported cases

On May 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 85,356 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 85,356 new cases, 85,310 are domestic and 46 are imported (34 of them tested positive upon landing). The CECC announced 41 deaths today.

Regarding the 85,310 new domestic cases, 41,073 are male and 44,211 are female, while the gender of the other 26 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years.

Of those domestic cases, 27,230 were reported in New Taipei City, 12,069 in Taipei City, 9,658 in Taoyuan City, 6,805 in Kaohsiung City, 6,770 in Taichung City, 4,130 in Tainan City, 2,428 in Keelung City, 2,301 in Hsinchu County, 2,105 in Pingtung County, 2,035 in Changhua County, 1,936 in Yilan County, 1,611 in Hualien County, 1,287 in Hsinchu City, 1,134 in Miaoli County, 927 in Yunlin County, 705 in Nantou County, 699 in Taitung County, 646 in Chiayi County, 464 in Chiayi City, 201 in Penghu County, 160 in Kinmen County, and 9 in Lienchiang County.

Regarding the 41 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 25 men and 16 women ranging in age from under five to above 90 years. They were severe cases.

Regarding the 46 new imported cases, they were 19 men and 27 women ranging in age from under 5 to 79 years. Of the cases, one each arrived from the United States; the areas the remaining 45 cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between March 29 and May 17, 2022.

The CECC reported that a total of 9,841,113 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 8,857,374. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 981,141 cases. Of the 981,141 confirmed cases, 12,345 are imported; 968,742 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 1,176 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 1,176 deaths, 1,161 are from domestic cases and the other 15 are from imported cases.