On May 31, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 278 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 278 new cases, 274 are indigenous and the other four are imported. Furthermore, the CECC reported 73 retroactively added cases; a total of 351 cases were recorded. The CECC also announced 15 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 274 indigenous cases, 129 are men and the other 145 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between May 29 and May 30, 2021. Of the 73 retroactively added cases, 36 are men and the other 37 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 89 years old. They suffered the onset of symptoms between May 14 and May 29.
The CECC pointed out that a total of 347 indigenous cases, including 274 newly confirmed cases and 73 retroactively added cases, were reported today. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 171, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 122. Taoyuan City reported 27 cases; Changhua County reported 10; Taichung City reported 5; Keelung City and Miaoli County reported 3 each; Hsinchu City reported 2; Hualien County, Penghu County, Kaohsiung City and Hsinchu County reported 1 each.
Regarding the 15 deaths announced today, they were nine men and six women between 60 and 99 years old.
Regarding the four imported cases, Case #8419 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s; Case #8531 is a Taiwanese female in her 50s, and Case #8532 is a Taiwanese male in his 50s. They developed symptoms on April 29 (Case #8531) and May 10 (Case #8419 and Case #8532). The three Taiwanese nationals returned to Taiwan from India on May 29. After arrival, they were tested for COVID-19, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on May 31.
Case #8434 is a Taiwanese man in his 40s. He returned to Taiwan from South Africa on May 14. He developed symptoms on May 29, and the health authority arranged for him to be tested. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 31.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 502,354 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 466,018. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 8,511 cases. Of the 8,511 confirmed cases, 1,137 are imported; 7,321 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 21 cases (Case #530, Case #1589, Case #1591, Case #1676, Case #1886, Case #2067, Case #2068, Case #2528, Case #2530, Case #2599, Case #3549, Case #3921, Case #3975, Case #3989, Case #3990, Case #3991, Case #4059 and Case #4726, Case #5304, Case #5841 and Case #7096) have been removed (those case numbers are not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 124 deaths.