On October 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 44,884 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 44,884 new cases, 44,846 are domestic and 38 are imported. The CECC announced 33 deaths today.
Regarding the 44,846 new domestic cases, 20,919 are male and 23,908 are female, while the gender of the other 19 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years. Of those domestic cases, 7,920 were reported in New Taipei City, 5,835 in Taichung City, 5,375 in Kaohsiung City, 4,504 in Taipei City, 3,902 in Tainan City, 3,893 in Taoyuan City, 2,587 in Changhua County, 1,551 in Pingtung County, 1,163 in Yunlin County, 1,036 in Hsinchu County, 996 in Miaoli County, 972 in Chiayi County, 861 in Yilan County, 849 in Nantou County, 836 in Hsinchu City, 671 in Chiayi City, 633 in Keelung City, 587 in Hualien County, 320 in Taitung County, 185 in Kinmen County, 141 in Penghu County, and 29 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 33 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 18 men and 15 women ranging in age from 60 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 38 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between September 18 and October 17, 2022.
The CECC reported that a total of 18,821,127 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 11,560,802. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 7,257,592 cases. Of the 7,257,592 confirmed cases, 35,832 are imported; 7,221,706 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 11,994 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 11,994 deaths, 11,978 are from domestic cases and the other 16 are from imported cases.