CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 5,172 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

04/24/2022 02:39 PM
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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung at Saturday
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung at Saturday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 5,172 new COVID-19 cases, as well as 10 new moderate infections and one severe infection, and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new daily cases, which surpassed 5,000 for the first time, consisted of 5,092 domestically transmitted infections and 80 cases that were contracted abroad.

The CECC also reported that 10 people, aged in their 50s to their 80s, had developed moderate infections, while one patient in his 50s had developed a severe infection.

Four of the 11 new moderate-to-severe patients are unvaccinated, while the other seven had received between one and three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 26,374 domestic cases recorded nationwide from Jan. 1 to April 23, 88 have been classified as moderate infections and eight as severe, accounting for 0.33 percent and 0.03 percent of the total, respectively.

All other cases have displayed either mild symptoms or have been asymptomatic, according to the CECC.

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 24, Taiwan recorded 31,402 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 10,349 from 2,375 on Dec. 31, 2021.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 24, Taiwan recorded 31,402 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 10,349 from 2,375 on Dec. 31, 2021.

New Taipei reported the highest number of new domestic cases with 1,731, followed by Taoyuan with 1,071, Taipei with 1,027 and Keelung with 301.

Hualien had 182 cases, Taichung 150, Kaohsiung 147, Yilan 122, Hsinchu County 57, Changhua 56, Tainan 47, Pingtung 40, Yunlin 38, Taitung 29, Miaoli 24, and Hsinchu City 20.

Chiayi City recorded 17 cases, Chiayi County 15, Nantou 11, Kinmen four, Lienchiang County two, and Penghu one, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, of the 80 new imported cases, 72 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 56,468 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 46,065 domestically transmitted infections.

With no new deaths reported Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country remained at 856.

(By Matthew Mazzetta)

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