CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 28,210 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths
Taipei, Sept. 19 (CNA) Taiwan reported 31 COVID-19 deaths and 28,210 new cases on Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The deceased ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s, and they all had underlying health issues such as cancer and diabetes, CECC data showed.
Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞), deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control, said that 12 of the deceased were unvaccinated against COVID-19, and he urged people to get at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Among the other fatalities, three had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, one had received two shots, 14 had received three doses, and one had gotten four shots against the disease, according to the CECC.
With the 31 new fatalities, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Taiwan rose to 10,571, the CECC data indicated.
Also on Monday, the CECC reported 27 cases that were newly classified as severe and 72 as moderate.
Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases Monday, with 6,028, followed by Taichung with 3,517, Taoyuan 3,403, Taipei 3,232, Kaohsiung 2,166, and Tainan 1,567, the CECC said in a statement.
Changhua County had 1,488 new cases, Hsinchu County 907, Miaoli County 709, Hsinchu City 693, Pingtung County 687, Yunlin County 630, Yilan County 569, and Keelung 566.
Nantou County reported 560 cases, Hualien County 434, Chiayi County 357, Chiayi City 265, Taitung County 195, Penghu County 121, Kinmen County 90, and the Matsu Islands 26, the CECC said.
Taiwan has recorded 5,998,860 COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 32,421 imported cases, according to CECC data.
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