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Taiwan reports 80,656 local COVID cases, surpasses 2 million infections

14,372 COVID cases reported in New Taipei, 10,586 in Taichung, and 10,380 in Kaohsiung

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(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 80,656 local COVID cases on Tuesday (May 31), a 34% increase from the previous day.

CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 49 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 2,032,983. The 90 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 2,255.

Local cases

The local cases include 38,638 males, 42,001 females, and 17 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. New Taipei City reported the most cases with 14,372, followed by 10,586 in Taichung City, 10,380 in Kaohsiung City, 7,826 in Taoyuan City, 6,707 in Taipei City, 6,485 in Tainan City, 4,740 in Changhua County, 2,960 in Pingtung County, 2,064 in Hsinchu County, 1,970 in Miaoli County, 1,734 in Hsinchu City, 1,649 in Yilan County, 1,631 in Keelung City, 1,610 in Yunlin County, 1,381 in Nantou County, 1,295 in Hualien County, 1,146 in Chiayi County, 866 in Taitung County, 776 in Chiayi City, 263 in Penghu County, 206 in Kinmen County, and nine in Lienchiang County.

COVID deaths

The 90 deaths announced on Tuesday include 60 men and 30 women ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s. All of these patients were classified as severe cases, 86 had a history of chronic disease, and 44 were not vaccinated. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 2-28 and dates of death from May 11-29.

Imported cases

The 49 imported cases include 27 males and 22 females ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. They arrived between May 29-30, and their countries of origin are still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 11,161,945 COVID tests, with 9,132,564 coming back negative. Of the 2,032,983 confirmed cases, 12,988 were imported, 2,019,941 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, 2,255 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 2,240 deaths from local infections, 933 were in New Taipei City; 560 in Taipei City; 105 in Taichung City; 103 in Keelung City; 80 in Kaohsiung City; 76 in Taoyuan City; 59 in Tainan City; 57 in Changhua County; 50 Yilan County; 45 in Hualien County; 39 in Pingtung County; 29 in Yunlin County; 26 Taitung County; 21 in Hsinchu County; 14 each in Chiayi City and Chiayi County; 13 in Nantou County; nine in Miaoli County; three each in Kinmen County and Hsinchu City; and one in Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.