CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 24,103 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths

09/05/2022 02:40 PM
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Head Chou Jih-haw is seen at Monday
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Head Chou Jih-haw is seen at Monday's COVID-19 press conference. Image: CDC's YouTube channel

Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 24,103 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 40s to their 90s. All but two suffered from chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, and 17 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Monday, the CECC reported 33 cases newly classified as severe and 68 as moderate.

Of the 5,399,419 domestically transmitted cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 10,746 have been classified as severe infections and 13,742 as moderate, accounting for 0.20 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Sept. 3.

Regional breakdown

On Monday, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases, with 5,329, followed by Taipei with 3,016, and Taoyuan with 2,884.

Taichung had 2,528 new cases, Kaohsiung 1,862, Tainan 1,400, Changhua 994, Hsinchu County 856, Hsinchu City 619, Pingtung 611, and Miaoli 610.

Yunlin reported 494 cases, Yilan 493, Hualien 460, Keelung 433, Nantou 327, Chiayi County 323, Chiayi City 218, Taitung 204, Penghu 124, Kinmen 122, and the Matsu Islands 24, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 5,467,059 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 5,437,929 domestic cases.

With the 31 deaths reported Monday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 10,094.

(By Ko Lin)


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