CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 34,358 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths

09/04/2022 02:17 PM
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A pedestrian wrapped up in a protective outfit is recently pictured in Taipei. CNA file photo
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Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 34,358 new cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All but three suffered from chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, and 14 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Sunday, the CECC reported 30 cases newly classified as severe and 38 newly classified as moderate.

Of the 5,365,308 domestically transmitted cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 10,707 have been classified as severe infections and 13,680 as moderate, accounting for 0.20 percent and 0.26 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Sept. 3.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases Sunday, with 7,636, followed by Taipei with 4,219 and Taichung with 3,973.

Taoyuan had 3,918 new cases, Kaohsiung 2,555, Tainan 2,040, Changhua 1,403, Hsinchu County 1,034, Hsinchu City 1,024, Pingtung 829, and Miaoli 818.

Keelung had 750 cases, Yilan 727, Hualien 647, Yunlin 630, Nantou 529, Chiayi County 474, Chiayi City 324, Taitung 278, Penghu 163, Kinmen 135 and the Matsu Islands 20, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan recorded 5,442,981 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 5,414,022 domestic cases.

With the 35 deaths reported Sunday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 10,063.

(By Matthew Mazzetta)

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