TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 6,295 local COVID cases on Tuesday (April 26).
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 44 imported cases. The command center did not announce any deaths, leaving the COVID death toll at 856.
The local cases reported include 3,066 males and 3,229 females ranging in age from under five to their 90s, with their dates of onset ranging from April 1-25. Among Tuesday's cases, 3,104 were asymptomatic.
New Taipei City reported the largest number of cases with 2,076, followed by 1,302 in Taipei City, 1,159 in Taoyuan City, 409 in Keelung City, 263 in Taichung City, 212 in Hualien County, 182 in Kaohsiung City, 126 in Yilan County, 99 in Hsinchu County, 90 in Tainan City, 85 in Changhua County, 71 in Pingtung County, 63 in Hsinchu City, 38 Taitung County, 30 in Miaoli County, 28 in Chiayi County, 27 in Yunlin County, 17 in Nantou County, nine in Kinmen County, five in Chiayi City, three in Penghu County, and one in Lienchiang County.
The 44 new imported cases include 19 males and 25 females ranging in age from under five to their 60s. Of these, 22 tested positive upon arrival at the airport and 22 during quarantine.
They arrived between April 10-25 from Thailand (3 cases) and Singapore (1 case). The countries of origin of 40 cases are still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 8,174,134 COVID tests, with 8,105,057 coming back negative. Of the 68,022 confirmed cases, 10,521 were imported, 57,447 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three were from a cargo pilot cluster, and one is unresolved.
A total of 217 people have been removed as confirmed cases, while 14 cases are still under investigation. Up until now, 856 individuals have succumbed to the disease.
Of the 842 deaths from local infections, 415 were in New Taipei; 322 in Taipei; 30 in Keelung; 28 in Taoyuan; 15 in Changhua County; 13 in Hsinchu County; five in Taichung; three in Miaoli County; two each in Yilan and Hualien counties; and one each in Hsinchu City, Nantou County, Yunlin County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County, and Taitung County. The 14 other deaths were imported cases.