CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 88,293 new COVID-19 cases, 122 deaths

06/01/2022 02:53 PM
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Chou Jih-haw at Wednesday
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Chou Jih-haw at Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, June 1 (CNA) Taiwan reported 88,293 new COVID-19 cases -- 88,247 domestically transmitted and 46 imported cases -- and 122 deaths from the disease on Wednesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The 122 patients reported Wednesday to have died of COVID-19 complications ranged in age from one month to over 90 years. Of these patients, 55 had been unvaccinated, and 115 had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases.

Two of the patients who died were infants, a 1-month-old boy and a 5-month-old girl. Both passed away overnight in their homes, and the cause of death was ruled as COVID-19 and respiratory failure, and COVID-19 and heart and lung failure, respectively.

Their deaths bring the number of children, defined by the CECC as 12 years old and younger, who have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan to 12.

Two infants become youngest to die from COVID-19 in Taiwan

The CECC also said Wednesday that 104 previously reported COVID-19 cases had since developed into severe infections, while 136 other patients had developed moderate symptoms of the disease.

Among the patients with a severe infection is a 9-year-old boy with encephalitis symptoms. He is currently receiving treatment in hospital and is in a stable condition, the CECC said.

Of the 2,005,338 domestic cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 1,810 have been classified as severe infections and 3,905 as moderate, accounting for 0.09 percent and 0.19 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of May 31.

In all other cases, patients were either asymptomatic or had mild infections, the CECC said.

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of June 1, Taiwan recorded 2,093,540 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,034 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of June 1, Taiwan recorded 2,093,540 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,034 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

Of the domestic cases Wednesday, New Taipei reported the highest number with 14,894 cases, followed by Taichung with 11,511 cases, and Kaohsiung with 11,499 cases.

Taoyuan reported 9,568 cases, Tainan 7,634, Taipei 7,480, Changhua County 4,852, Pingtung County 3,177, Hsinchu County 2,527, Hsinchu City 2,008, Miaoli County 2,008, Yunlin County 1,852, and Yilan County 1,622.

Nantou County recorded 1,496 cases, Hualien County 1,493, Keelung 1,423, Chiayi County 1,226, Taitung County 902, Chiayi City 677, Penghu County 215, Kinmen County 131, and Matsu Islands 52.

More doses of the Moderna 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.
More doses of the Moderna 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.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 2,121,231 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 2,108,143 domestic infections.

With the 122 deaths reported Wednesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 2,377, CECC data showed.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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