TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 76,967 local COVID cases on Thursday (June 2), a decrease of 12% from the previous day.
Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, also confirmed 19 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 2,198,161. The 144 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 2,521.
The local cases include 36,441 males, 40,500 females, and 26 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. New Taipei City reported the most cases with 12,910, followed by 10,707 in Taichung City, 10,530 in Kaohsiung City, 7,854 in Taoyuan City, 6,237 in Taipei City, 6,144 in Tainan City, 4,541 in Changhua County, 2,773 in Pingtung County, 2,282 in Hsinchu County, 1,633 in Miaoli County, 1,585 in Hsinchu City, 1,426 in Yilan County, 1,410 in Yunlin County, 1,320 in Nantou County, 1,218 in Hualien County, 1,190 in Keelung City, 1,168 in Chiayi County, 897 in Taitung County, 756 in Chiayi City, 216 in Penghu County, 145 in Kinmen County, and 25 in Lienchiang County.
The 144 deaths announced on Thursday include 93 men and 51 women ranging in age from under 10 to their 90s. All of these patients were classified as severe cases, 135 had a history of chronic disease, and 50 were not vaccinated. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 2-30 and dates of death from May 16-30.
The 19 imported cases include 15 males and 4 females ranging in age from their teens to their 90s. They arrived between May 31 to June 1, and their countries of origin are still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 11,366,748 COVID tests, with 9,171,464 coming back negative. Of the 2,198,161 confirmed cases, 13,051 were imported, 2,185,056 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, 2,521 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 2,506 deaths from local infections, 1,024 were in New Taipei City; 594 in Taipei City; 131 in Taichung City; 109 in Keelung City; 101 in Kaohsiung City; 95 in Taoyuan City; 68 each in Tainan City and Changhua County; 58 in Yilan County; 50 each in Hualien County and Pingtung County; 33 in Yunlin County; 29 in Taitung County; 22 in Hsinchu County; 20 in Nantou County; 18 in Chiayi City, 14 in Chiayi County; 12 in Miaoli County; six in Hsinchu City, three in Kinmen County, and one in Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.