On June 17, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 175 new confirmed indigenous cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The CECC also announced 19 deaths today. The CECC pointed out that of the 175 indigenous cases, 100 are men and the other 75 are women, aged under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between June 3 and June 16, 2021.
Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 87, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 34. Miaoli County reported 31 cases; Hsinchu County reported 10; Taoyuan City reported 7; Hualien County, Keelung City and Taichung City reported 2 each.
Regarding the 19 deaths announced today, they were 11 men and eight women between 40 and 99 years old.
The CECC reported that a total of 973,215 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 951,005. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 13,584 cases. Of the 13,584 confirmed cases, 1,161 are imported; 12,370 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 a cumulative total of 94 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 497 deaths