CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 551 new domestic COVID-19 cases, highest this year

04/12/2022 02:17 PM
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Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang at Tuesday
Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang at Tuesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, April 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 551 new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day tally this year, as well as 112 cases that originated abroad, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

It marked the first time this year that the daily number of domestic infections exceeded 500, and the 12th consecutive day they went past 100.

New Taipei reported the highest number of new domestic cases, with 162, followed by Taipei with 115, and Kaohsiung with 61.

Update: Taiwan COVID-19 cases could soon hit 1,000 a day after reaching 551 Tuesday

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 12, Taiwan recorded 4,928 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 9,077 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 12, Taiwan recorded 4,928 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 9,077 from 2,375 on Dec. 31.

Of the 112 new imported cases recorded Tuesday, 30 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 28,666 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 19,535 domestically transmitted infections, according to CECC data.

With no deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 854, the data showed.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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Update

April 13: Taiwan reports record single-day high of 744 domestic COVID-19 cases

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