On September 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 39,569 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 39,569 new cases, 39,330 are domestic and 239 are imported. The CECC announced 39 deaths today.
Regarding the 39,330 new domestic cases, 18,395 are male and 20,917 are female, while the gender of the other 18 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 8,607 were reported in New Taipei City, 4,951 in Taichung City, 4,511 in Taipei City, 4,097 in Taoyuan City, 3,147 in Kaohsiung City, 2,352 in Tainan City, 1,831 in Changhua County, 1,149 in Hsinchu County, 1,037 in Hsinchu City, 1,014 in Yilan County, 1,012 in Pingtung County, 867 in Miaoli County, 865 in Keelung City, 853 in Yunlin County, 786 in Nantou County, 644 in Hualien County, 604 in Chiayi County, 433 in Chiayi City, 294 in Taitung County, 139 in Kinmen County, 118 in Penghu County, and 19 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 39 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 24 men and 15 women ranging in age from 50 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 239 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between August 19 and September 17, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 17,168,035 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,190,431. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 5,970,438 cases. Of the 5,970,438 confirmed cases, 32,194 are imported; 5,938,190 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 10,548 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 10,548 deaths, 10,532 are from domestic cases and the other 16 are from imported cases.