TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 1,390 local COVID cases on Monday (April 18).
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 90 imported cases. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 854.
The local cases reported include 699 males, 687 females, and four cases under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s, with the dates of onset ranging from April 6-18. Among Monday's cases, 715 were asymptomatic.
New Taipei City reported the largest number of cases with 500, followed by 270 in Taipei City, 187 in Taoyuan City, 115 in Keelung City, 68 in Yilan County, 57 in Hualien County, 41 in Taichung City, 31 in Kaohsiung City, 21 each in Tainan City and Pingtung County, 20 in Hsinchu City, 14 in Taitung County, 13 in Hsinchu County, 10 Chiayi County, seven in Nantou County, six in Yunlin County, five in Miaoli County, three in Changhua County, and one in Penghu County.
The 90 new imported cases include 57 males, 32 females, and one case under investigation, ranging in age from under five to their 70s. Of these, 63 tested positive upon arrival at the airport and 27 during quarantine.
They arrived between Feb. 21 and April 17 from Vietnam (five cases), the U.S., Palau, Indonesia, and Australia. The country of origin of 77 cases is still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 7,724,748 COVID tests, with 7,688,405 coming back negative. Of the 35,983 confirmed cases, 9,785 were imported, 26,144 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one is unresolved.
A total of 198 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation.