TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 89,352 local COVID cases on Wednesday (May 25) and a single-day record of 76 deaths.
Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, also confirmed 37 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 1,558,380. The 76 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 1,554.
The local cases include 42,711 males, 46,607 females, and 34 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. New Taipei City reported the most cases with 21,350, followed by 10,355 in Taoyuan City, 9,792 in Kaohsiung City, 9,766 in Taichung City, 9,085 in Taipei City, 5,904 in Tainan City, 3,520 in Changhua County, 2,933 in Pingtung County, 2,570 in Hsinchu County, 1,818 in Miaoli County, 1,799 in Hsinchu City, 1,768 in Keelung City, 1,746 in Yilan County, 1,558 in Hualien County, 1,432 in Yunlin County, 1,241 in Nantou County, 1,048 in Chiayi County, 711 in Taitung County, 557 in Chiayi City, 224 in Penghu County, 143 in Kinmen County, and 32 in Lienchiang County.
The 76 deaths announced on Wednesday include 46 men and 30 women ranging in age from their 30s to their 90s, all of whom were classified as severe cases. Seventy-three had a history of chronic disease and 31 were not vaccinated. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 4-23 and dates of death from May 16-23.
The 37 imported cases include 20 males, 16 females, and one case under investigation ranging in age from their teens to their 60s. They arrived between May 18-24, and their countries of origin are still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 10,570,121 COVID tests, with 9,016,807 coming back negative. Of the 1,558,380 confirmed cases, 12,668 were imported, 1,545,658 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, 1,554 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 1,539 deaths from local infections, 687 were in New Taipei City; 473 in Taipei City; 77 in Keelung City; 47 in Taichung City; 42 in Taoyuan City; 34 in Changhua County; 32 in Kaohsiung City; 26 in Hualien County; 22 in Tainan City; 18 in Pingtung County; 17 in Hsinchu County; 15 in Yilan County; 12 Taitung County; 11 in Yunlin County; seven in Chiayi County; six each in Miaoli County and Nantou County; four in Chiayi City; two in Kinmen County; and one in Hsinchu City. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.