CECC confirms 61,754 more COVID-19 cases, including 61,697 domestic cases and 57 imported cases

On May 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 61,754 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 61,754 new cases, 61,697 are domestic and 57 are imported (35 of them tested positive upon landing). The CECC announced 29 deaths today.

Regarding the 61,697 new domestic cases, 29,648 are male and 32,032 are female, while the gender of the other 17 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years.

Of those domestic cases, 19,898 were reported in New Taipei City, 9,274 in Taipei City, 8,635 in Taoyuan City, 4,357 in Taichung City, 4,191 in Kaohsiung City, 2,612 in Tainan City, 1,756 in Keelung City, 1,646 in Yilan County, 1,635 in Hsinchu County, 832 in Hsinchu City, 1,411 in Changhua County, 1,092 in Pingtung County, 860 in Hualien County, 1,014 in Miaoli County, 644 in Yunlin County, 379 in Taitung County, 493 in Nantou County, 401 in Chiayi County, 254 in Chiayi City, 153 in Kinmen County, 141 in Penghu County, and 19 in Lienchiang County.

Regarding the 29 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 18 men and 11 women ranging in age from 20 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.

Regarding the 57 new imported cases, they were 35 men and 22 women ranging in age from under 5 to 89 years. The areas these cases arrived from are being investigated. They all arrived between May 14 and 15, 2022.

The CECC reported that a total of 9,633,462 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 8,803,188. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 830,257 cases. Of the 830,257 confirmed cases, 12,263 are imported; 817,940 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 1,097 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 1097 deaths, 1,082 are from domestic cases and the other 15 are from imported cases.