CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 21,989 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths

08/12/2022 03:16 PM
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Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Taiwan on Friday reported 21,989 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to 90s. All but one suffered from chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, and 18 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said at a press conference.

Also on Friday, the CECC reported 27 new severe COVID-19 cases and 62 moderate infections.

Among the severe cases were three children aged 1, 2 and 5, who were diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), said Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division.

None of the children have chronic illnesses, and their situations are so far under control, Lo said.

Of the 4,787,319 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 9,877 have been classified as severe infections and 12,241 as moderate, accounting for 0.21 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Aug. 11.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases on Friday, with 4,376, followed by Taichung with 2,665 and Taoyuan with 2,429.

Taipei had 2,355 new cases, Kaohsiung 1,775, Tainan 1,517, Changhua 991, Miaoli 726, Hsinchu County 652, Pingtung 546, Yunlin 508, Yilan 497, Hsinchu City 494, Hualien 397 and Nantou 356.

Keelung reported 346, Chiayi County 320, Penghu 222, Chiayi City 214, Taitung 207, Kinmen 160, and the Matsu Islands 8, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 4,846,501 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 4,823,647 domestic infections.

With the 31 deaths reported Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 9,373.

(By Chang Ming-hsuan and Lee Hsin-Yin)


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