On October 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 37,265 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 37,265 new cases, 37,196 are domestic and 69 are imported. The CECC announced 78 deaths today.
Regarding the 37,196 new domestic cases, 16,835 are male and 20,339 are female, while the gender of the other 22 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 6,861 were reported in New Taipei City, 5,006 in Taichung City, 4,370 in Kaohsiung City, 3,668 in Taoyuan City, 3,489 in Taipei City, 3,108 in Tainan City, 2,007 in Changhua County, 1,252 in Pingtung County, 895 in Yunlin County, 886 in Hsinchu County, 840 in Hsinchu City, 804 in Miaoli County, 732 in Nantou County, 678 in Chiayi County, 613 in Yilan County, 495 in Hualien County, 495 in Keelung City, 441 in Chiayi City, 301 in Taitung County, 150 in Kinmen County, 91 in Penghu County, and 14 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 78 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 54 men and 24 women ranging in age from 30 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 69 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between September 20 and October 19, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 18,961,735 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,579,752. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 7,379,205 cases. Of the 7,379,205 confirmed cases, 35,963 are imported; 7,343,188 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 12,206 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 12,206 deaths, 12,189 are from domestic cases and the other 17 are from imported cases.