On May 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 405 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 405 new cases, 401 are indigenous and the other four are imported. Furthermore, the CECC reported 266 retroactively added cases; a total of 671 cases were recorded. The CECC also announced 13 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 401 indigenous cases, 190 are men and the other 211 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to over 100 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between April 26 and May 26. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 177, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 130. Taoyuan City reported 18 cases; Keelung City reported 15; Kaohsiung City reported 14; Changhua County reported 10; Taichung City reported 7; Hualien County reported 6; Yilan County and Hsinchu County reported 5 each; Taitung County, reported 4; Pingtung County reported 3; Chiayi City and Lienchiang County reported 2 each; Miaoli County, Nantou County and Yulin County reported 1 each.
Of the 266 retroactively added cases, 140 are men and the other 126 are women ranging in ages from under 5 to 99 years old. They suffered the onset of symptoms between May 15 and May 26. Regarding the 266 cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 146, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 101. Yilan County reported 5 cases; Taoyuan City reported 4; Changhua County and Taichung City reported 3 each; Keelung City reported 2; Chiayi City and Tainan City reported 1 each.
Regarding the 13 deaths announced today, they were 4 women and 9 men between 40 and 99 years old.
Regarding the four imported cases, Case #6175 is an over 30-year-old male, and Case #6369 is an over 20-year-old male from India. They arrived in Taiwan from India on May 24. After arrival, they were quarantined at group quarantine facilities and were tested. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on May 27.
Case #6557 and Case #6585 are both Filipino men in their 20s. Case #6557 traveled to Taiwan for work on May 10. He took a self-paid test on May 26 after completing the self-health management period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 27. Case #6585 traveled to Taiwan for work on May 26, he was quarantined at a group quarantine facility and was tested. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on May 27.
The CECC reported that a cumulative total of 434,840 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 381,735. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 6,761 cases. Of the 6,761 confirmed cases, 1,124 are imported; 5,584 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 15 cases (Case #530, Case #1589, Case #1676, Case #1591, Case #1886, Case #2067, Case #2068, Case #2528, Case #2530, Case #3549, Case #3975, Case #3989, Case #3990, Case #3991 and Case #4726) have been removed (those case numbers are not assigned to any patients). Of the confirmed cases, there have been 59 deaths.