TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 55,187 local COVID cases on Friday (June 17), a 12.6% decrease from the previous day.
Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division, also confirmed 74 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 3,190,787. The 154 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 4,868.
The local cases include 25,821 males, 29,345 females, and 21 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. Taichung City reported the most cases with 8,323, followed by 8,248 in Kaohsiung City, 7,440 in New Taipei City, 5,465 in Tainan City, 4,316 in Changhua County, 4,305 in Taoyuan City, 3,726 in Taipei City, 2,659 in Pingtung County, 1,421 in Yunlin County, 1,344 in Miaoli County, 1,316 in Nantou County, 1,262 in Hsinchu County, 1,054 in Chiayi County, 976 in Hsinchu City, 959 in Yilan County, 751 in Chiayi City, 730 in Hualien County, 663 in Keelung City, 571 Taitung County, 256 in Penghu County, 136 in Kinmen County, and 35 in Lienchiang County.
The 154 deaths announced on Friday include 88 men and 66 women ranging in age from their 40s to their 90s. All of these patients were classified as severe cases, 144 had a history of chronic disease, and 96 had not received their third dose of the COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 7 to June 14 and dates of death from May 11 to June 15.
The 74 imported cases include 51 males and 23 females ranging in age from their teens to their 70s. Between April 19 to June 16, three arrived from the U.S., Malaysia, and Thailand; two each from Germany and Singapore; and one each from the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Cambodia, France, and the U.K., while the country of origin of 56 other imported cases is still being investigated.
COVID case statistics
Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 12,622,602 COVID tests, with 9,427,808 coming back negative. Of the 3,190,787 confirmed cases, 13,685 were imported, 3,177,048 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, 4,868 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 4,853 deaths from local infections, 1,458 were in New Taipei City; 802 in Taipei City; 388 in Taichung City; 358 in Taoyuan City; 352 in Kaohsiung City; 252 in Tainan City; 195 in Changhua County; 161 in Pingtung County; 143 in Keelung City; 111 in Yilan County; 97 in Nantou County; 88 in Yunlin County; 75 in Hualien County; 71 Chiayi County; 68 each in Hsinchu County and Taitung County, 64 in Miaoli County; 51 in Chiayi City; 37 in Hsinchu City, nine in Kinmen County, and five in Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.