CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 83,027 new COVID-19 cases, 124 deaths

06/07/2022 03:23 PM
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Chou Jih-haw at Tuesday
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Chou Jih-haw at Tuesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Image: CDC's YouTube channel

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Taiwan reported 83,027 new COVID-19 cases -- 82,973 domestically transmitted and 54 imported infections -- and 124 deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The 124 people who died of COVID-19 complications ranged in age from 9 months to over 90. Forty-seven of them were unvaccinated, and 116 had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, the CECC said.

One of them was a 9-month-old girl, the CECC said. To date, one teenager and 17 children under the age of 13 have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, according to the CECC.

On Tuesday, the CECC also said that 106 previously reported COVID-19 cases had since developed into severe infections, while 87 other patients had developed moderate symptoms of the disease.

Of the 2,430,032 domestic cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 2,760 have been classified as severe infections and 4,961 as moderate, accounting for 0.11 percent and 0.20 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of June 6.

In all other cases, the 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 7, Taiwan recorded 2,512,968 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,246 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of June 7, Taiwan recorded 2,512,968 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,246 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

Of the 82,973 domestic cases reported Tuesday, Kaohsiung had the highest number, with 12,572, followed by Taichung with 12,498, and New Taipei with 11,504.

Tainan reported 7,487 cases, Taoyuan 6,630, Taipei 5,824, Changhua County 5,784 and Pingtung County 3,459.

Miaoli County recorded 1,983 cases, Nantou County 1,905, Yunlin County 1,892, Hsinchu County 1,753, Yilan County 1,579, Chiayi County 1,557, Hsinchu City 1,493, Hualien County 1,427, Keelung 1,156, and Chiayi City 1,097.

Taitung County reported 859 cases, Penghu County 307, Kinmen County 200 and the Matsu Islands 7.

The figures did not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, or retroactively removed cases.

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.

Taiwan had recorded 2,444,635 domestic COVID-19 infections and 13,192 imported cases so far this year, according to CECC data as of June 6.

Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 2,540,871, with domestic infections accounting for 2,527,571, the data showed.

With the 124 deaths reported Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 3,214, according to the data.

(By Evelyn Kao)

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