TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 64,972 local COVID cases on Friday (May 13) and a record 41 deaths.
CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 39 imported cases, bringing the total case count to 635,870. The 41 deaths brought the country's COVID death toll to 1,009.
The local cases include 30,657 males, 34,292 females, and 23 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. With 22,483, New Taipei City reported the most cases, followed by 11,613 in Taipei City, 9,434 in Taoyuan City, 3,708 in Taichung City, 3,664 in Kaohsiung City, 2,357 in Tainan City, 2,036 in Keelung City, 1,626 in Hsinchu County, 1,425 Yilan County, 1,169 in Changhua County, 1,154 in Pingtung County, 1,008 Hualien County, 742 in Miaoli County, 580 in Yunlin County, 579 in Hsinchu City, 348 in Taitung County, 317 in Nantou County, 314 in Chiayi County, 228 in Chiayi City, 104 in Penghu County, 65 in Kinmen County, and 18 in Lienchiang County.
The 41 COVID deaths announced on Friday include 18 men and 23 women ranging in age from their 50s to their 90s, all of whom were classified as severe cases. Forty had a history of chronic disease, and 21 were not vaccinated. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from April 8 to May 10 and dates of death from May 2-10.
The 39 imported cases include 18 males and 21 females ranging in age from under 5 to their 60s. They arrived between May 11-12, and their country of origin is still under investigation.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 9,374,088 COVID tests, with 8,739,409 coming back negative. Of the 635,870 confirmed cases, 12,092 were imported, 623,724 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three from a cargo pilot cluster, one is unresolved, and 14 are under investigation.
Up until now, 1,009 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 994 deaths from local infections, 483 were in New Taipei; 360 in Taipei; 44 in Keelung; 36 in Taoyuan; 16 in Changhua County; 14 in Hsinchu County; 11 in Taichung County; six in Yilan County; five in Hualien County; four in Pingtung County, three in Miaoli County; two each in Kaohsiung City, Yunlin County, Nantou County, Tainan City, and Taitung County; and one each in Hsinchu City and Chiayi County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.