CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 8,923 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

04/27/2022 03:24 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung at Wednesday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung at Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Taiwan reported 8,923 new COVID-19 cases, as well as 16 moderate and severe infections, and two deaths from the disease on Wednesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new daily cases, which marked a single-day high, consisted of 8,822 domestically transmitted infections and 101 cases that were contracted abroad.

The CECC also reported that two Taiwanese nationals, in their 50s and 70s, died from the disease.

Both men -- one classified as a domestic case and the other one imported -- had cancer and had received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 42,844 domestic cases recorded nationwide from Jan. 1 to April 26, 120 have been classified as moderate infections and 12 as severe, accounting for 0.28 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 27, Taiwan recorded 51,666 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 10,618 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 27, Taiwan recorded 51,666 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 10,618 from 2,375 on Dec. 31, 2021.

New Taipei reported the highest number of domestic cases on Wednesday with 3,241, followed by Taipei with 1,892, Taoyuan with 1,452, Keelung with 476, and Taichung with 356.

Hualien County reported 237 cases, Kaohsiung 268, Tainan 179, Yilan County 135, Hsinchu County 110, Changhua County 98, Hsinchu City 82, Pingtung County 63, Yunlin County 62, Miaoli County 53, Nantou County 35, Chiayi County 24, and Taitung County 23.

Chiayi City and Penghu County both 12 each, Kinmen County reported 10 cases, and the Matsu Islands two, the CECC said.

1. More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BNT vaccine have been administered in Taiwan than the government has officially received because recipients of the Moderna booster shot are given half the standard dose of the first and second jab, while medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a Pfizer-BNT vial. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW
1. More doses of the Moderna and Pfizer-BNT vaccine have been administered in Taiwan than the government has officially received because recipients of the Moderna booster shot are given half the standard dose of the first and second jab, while medical workers can sometimes get more than the standard number of shots from a Pfizer-BNT vial. 2. Information about the booster dose and additional dose can be found at https://t.ly/4ZuW

Meanwhile, of the 101 new imported cases, 84 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 76,938 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 66,266 domestically transmitted infections. As of April 27, Taiwan recorded 51,666 domestic cases for 2022.

With two deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country reached 858.

(By Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin)

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