CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 47,051 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

09/13/2022 03:14 PM
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Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥). Photo courtesy of CECC
Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥). Photo courtesy of CECC

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Taiwan reported 47,051 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths from the disease on Tuesday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All suffered from chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, and six had not received any doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the CECC said.

Also on Tuesday, the CECC reported 17 COVID-19 cases newly classified as severe and 39 as moderate.

Of the 5,662,132 domestically transmitted cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 11,029 have been classified as severe infections, and 14,181 as moderate, accounting for 0.20 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Sept. 12.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases on Tuesday, with 9,618, followed by Taichung with 6,081 and Taipei with 5,619.

Taoyuan had 4,519 new cases, Kaohsiung 3,928, Tainan 3,028, Changhua County 2,217, Hsinchu County 1,329, Pingtung County 1,304, Yunlin County 1,157, Miaoli County 1,156, Yilan County 1,059, Hsinchu City 961, Keelung 926, Nantou County 910 and Hualien County 833.

Chiayi County had 819 cases, Chiayi City 550, Taitung County 374, Penghu 193, Kinmen 187 and the Matsu Islands 27, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 5,754,683 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 31,144 that have been classified as imported because they originated overseas.

With the 17 deaths reported Monday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 10,329.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)

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