CECC confirms 29 more indigenous cases; CECC continues to investigate sources of infection

On May 14, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 29 new confirmed indigenous cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Those 29 new cases (Cases #1263-1291), including the two cases confirmed to have COVID-19 in a hospital yesterday evening, are all Taiwanese nationals. They are 16 women and 13 men ranging in ages from 10 to 79 years old. Of the 29 individuals, 4 were asymptomatic while the other 25 experienced an onset of symptoms between May 2 and May 12.

16 of today's new cases are linked to the teahouses in Taipei's Wanhua District and the neighboring area; five cases are linked to Case #1203 and other cases associated with the case; and one case is linked to the cluster infection in an amusement arcade in Yilan, while the other seven cases are still being investigated to determine if any association exists.

The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 224,617 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 217,290. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 1290 cases. Of the 1290 confirmed cases, 1073 are imported; 164 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 1 case (Case #530) has been removed (Case #530 is not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 12 deaths, and 1107 patients have been released from isolation, with the other 171 patients remaining hospitalized in isolation.