TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 17,549 local COVID cases on Monday (July 18), a 27.4% decrease from the previous day and the lowest single-day count since May 1, when 16,936 cases were reported.
Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, also confirmed 454 imported cases, bringing the country’s total case count to 4,282,777. The 48 deaths reported brought the country’s total COVID death toll to 8,224.
The 48 deaths announced on Monday include 24 males and 24 females ranging in age from their 50s to their 90s. All of these individuals were classified as severe cases, 47 had a history of chronic disease, and 34 had not received their third dose of a COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from April 24 to July 15 and the dates of death were from April 30 to July 15.
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 14,262,510 COVID tests, with 9,972,996 coming back negative. Of the 4,282,777 confirmed cases, 16,768 were imported, 4,265,955 were local, 36 came from the Navy’s “Goodwill Fleet,” three from a cargo pilot cluster, one is unresolved, and 14 are under investigation.
On June 20, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 35,632 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 35,632 new cases, 35,596 are domestic and 36 are imported. The CECC announced 144 deaths today.
Regarding the 35,596 new domestic cases, 16,811 are male and 18,764 are female, while the gender of the other 21 cases is under investigation. They range in age from under five to above 90 years.
Of those domestic cases, 5,312 were reported in Taichung City, 5,280 in Kaohsiung City, 4,267 in New Taipei City, 3,123 in Tainan City, 3,097 in Taoyuan City, 2,960 in Changhua County, 2,296 in Taipei City, 1,519 in Pingtung County, 1,040 in Yunlin County, 959 in Miaoli County, 941 in Hsinchu County, 886 in Nantou County, 683 in Chiayi County, 674 in Hsinchu City, 590 in Yilan County, 554 in Hualien County, 437 in Keelung City, 426 in Chiayi City, 306 in Taitung County, 158 in Penghu County, 71 in Kinmen County, and 17 in Lienchiang County.
Regarding the 144 deaths from domestic cases announced today, they were 83 men and 61 women ranging in age from 20 to above 90 years. They were severe cases.
Regarding the 36 imported cases, they all arrived in Taiwan between June 4 and 19, 2022.