CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 63,221 new COVID-19 cases, 168 deaths

06/16/2022 03:17 PM
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Lo Yi-chun. Photo courtesy of the CECC
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Lo Yi-chun. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 63,221 new COVID-19 infections, including 51 that originated overseas, and 168 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased, ranging in age from 10 to 100, included 159 individuals with chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, and 113 who had not received a booster shot, the CECC said.

Of the 3,044,215 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 4,526 have been classified as severe infections, and 6,966 as moderate, accounting for 0.15 percent and 0.23 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of June 15.

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

Taichung reported the highest number of domestic cases Thursday, with 9,523, followed by Kaohsiung with 9,316, and New Taipei with 7,440.

Tainan reported 6,163 cases, Changhua County 5,185, Taoyuan 5,066, Taipei 4,025, Pingtung County 3,032, Yunlin County 1,606, Miaoli County 1,605, Hsinchu County 1,462, Nantou County 1,458, and Chiayi County 1,323.

Hsinchu City recorded 1,245 cases, Yilan County 1,187, Hualien County 888, Keelung 787, Chiayi City 769, Taitung County 673, Penghu County 262, Kinmen County 141, and Matsu Islands 14.

The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of June 16, Taiwan recorded 3,107,297 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,611 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.
The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of June 16, Taiwan recorded 3,107,297 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 13,611 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 3,135,565 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 3,121,900 domestic infections.

With 168 deaths reported Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 4,714.

(By Evelyn Kao)

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