CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 28,487 new COVID-19 cases, five deaths

05/04/2022 02:44 PM
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Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung at Wednesday
Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung at Wednesday's COVID-19 pressing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, May 4 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 28,487 new COVID-19 cases, a single-day high, and five deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases consisted of 28,420 domestically transmitted infections and 67 cases that were contracted abroad, the CECC said.

The number of domestic cases represented a 22 percent increase compared to a day earlier, according to CECC figures.

The five deaths from COVID-19 complications involved patients aged 20 to 100. They tested positive between April 27 and May 2, and passed away between April 29 and May 2.

Update: Taiwan records first death of someone in their 20s from COVID-19 (May 4)

The CECC also reported that 72 patients had developed moderate symptoms and five had developed severe symptoms.

Of the 147,804 domestic cases recorded in Taiwan from Jan. 1 to May 3, 329 have been classified as moderate infections and 48 as severe, accounting for 0.22 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.

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of May 4, Taiwan recorded 176,224 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 11,548 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of May 4, Taiwan recorded 176,224 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 11,548 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

Of the domestic cases Wednesday, New Taipei reported the highest number, with 10,151, followed by Taipei with 5,538, and Taoyuan with 4,814.

Taichung reported 1,680 cases, Kaohsiung 1,021, Keelung 1,003, Tainan 795, Hsinchu County 542, Yilan County 525, Hualien County 450, Pingtung County 428, Changhua County 313, Yunlin County 257, Miaoli County 194, Hsinchu City 182, and Chiayi County 140.

Nantou County reported 138 cases, Taitung County 117, Chiayi City 72, Penghu County 34, Kinmen County 20, and Matsu Islands six.

Imported cases

Meanwhile, of the 67 new imported cases, 20 were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, 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

To date, Taiwan has confirmed 202,418 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 190,816 domestically transmitted infections.

With five deaths reported Wednesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country reached 881, of which 28 have been recorded this year.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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