CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 28,580 new COVID-19 cases, 91 deaths

06/27/2022 02:46 PM
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Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang. Photo courtesy of the CECC
Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Taipei, June 27 (CNA) Taiwan reported 28,580 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all but 91 of which were domestic infections, and 91 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new case numbers were the lowest in more than 50 days, and it was also the first time this month that the daily deaths fell below 100.

The last time Taiwan recorded fewer than 30,000 COVID-19 cases was on May 4, CECC data shows.

The 91 patients whose deaths were reported Monday ranged in age from their 30s to 90s, according to the data. They included 86 individuals who had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases and 37 who were unvaccinated, the CECC said.

The CECC also said that 85 previously reported COVID-19 cases had become severe, while 120 other individuals had developed moderate symptoms.

Of the 3,584,401 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 6,423 have been classified as severe infections and 8,663 as moderate, accounting for 0.18 percent and 0.24 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of June 26.

In all other cases, the infected individuals were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, the CECC said.

On Monday, Taichung reported the highest number of domestic cases, with 4,008, followed by Kaohsiung with 3,888, and New Taipei with 3,679.

Taoyuan recorded 2,774 cases, Tainan 2,503, Changhua County 2,026, Taipei 2025, Pingtung County 1,174, Yunlin County 879, Miaoli County 798, Hsinchu County 749, Hsinchu City 603, and Chiayi County 602.

Nantou County reported 590 cases, Yilan County 485, Hualien County 453, Keelung 372, Chiayi City 349, Taitung County 276, Penghu County 163, Kinmen County 76, and the Matsu Islands 17.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 3,641,921 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 3,627,488 domestic infections.

With the 91 deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 6,345.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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