CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan ends April with record 15,149 new COVID-19 cases

04/30/2022 03:51 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 30 (CNA) Taiwan reported 15,149 new COVID-19 cases as well as three deaths from the disease on Saturday, the third consecutive day the single-day total exceeded 10,000 cases, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases consisted of 15,033 domestically transmitted infections and 116 cases that were contracted abroad, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a CECC briefing.

Of the new domestic cases reported Saturday, 8,108 were asymptomatic, according to the CECC.

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COVID-19 deaths

The CECC also reported three deaths from COVID-19 complications -- a man and a woman in their 80s and a woman in her 60s.

The man, who had kidney disease and died on April 23, was not vaccinated, while the two women had each received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CECC.

The woman in her 80s, who was diabetic, was taken to a hospital after being found unconscious at home on April 25 but did not recover.

The woman in her 60s, a cancer patient who was tested for COVID-19 on April 21 and got a positive result the following day, was not breathing when found at home by a friend on April 24.

After medics arrived and failed to resuscitate her, she was pronounced dead by a doctor, according to the CECC.

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

Of the 74,976 domestic cases recorded nationwide from Jan. 1 to April 29, 185 have been classified as moderate infections and 22 as severe, accounting for 0.25 percent and 0.03 percent of the total, respectively.

All other cases have involved only mild symptoms or the individuals were asymptomatic, according to the CECC.

New Taipei reported the highest number of domestic cases on Saturday with 5,797, followed by Taipei with 3,099, Taoyuan with 2,193, Taichung with 756, and Keelung with 715.

Kaohsiung reported 453 cases, Hualien County 329, Yilan County 320, Tainan 280, Hsinchu County 195, Changhua County 158, Yunlin County 147, Pingtung County 133, Hsinchu City 125, Miaoli County 89, Chiayi County 79, and Taitung County 58, Nantou County 43, and Chiayi City 33.

Kinmen County reported 17 cases, Penghu County nine and the Matsu Islands five, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, of the 116 new imported cases, 111 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan on Friday, according to the CECC.

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 30, Taiwan recorded 90,009 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 11,236 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of April 30, Taiwan recorded 90,009 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 11,236 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 115,883 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 104,593 domestically transmitted infections.

As of April 30, Taiwan had recorded 90,009 domestic cases for 2022, with the number of new locally transmitted infections exceeding 100 for the first time this year on April 1, when Taiwan reported 104 such cases.

The daily figures rose above 1,000 for the first time to 1,209 on April 15, before reaching more than 10,000 on Thursday.

The total number of imported cases so far this year, meanwhile, had risen to 11,236 on Saturday from 2,396 on Jan. 1, according to CECC data.

With three deaths reported Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country reached 865, and 12 of them were recorded this year.

(By Kay Liu)

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