CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 33,377 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths

10/03/2022 02:58 PM
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Centers for Disease Control Director-General Chou Jih-haw speaks at Monday
Centers for Disease Control Director-General Chou Jih-haw speaks at Monday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of CECC

Taipei, Oct. 3 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 33,377 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 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 two had underlying health issues and 22 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Monday, the CECC reported 30 cases that were newly classified as severe and 44 as moderate.

Of the 6,498,079 domestically transmitted cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 12,149 have been classified as severe infections and 16,266 as moderate, accounting for 0.19 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Oct. 2.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases on Monday, with 6,782, Taichung had 4,308 and Taoyuan 3,901.

Taipei recorded 3,585 cases, Kaohsiung 3,120, Tainan 2,190, Changhua 1,739, Hsinchu County 1,058, Miaoli 902, Pingtung 797, Hsinchu City 747, Yunlin 717 and Yilan 705.

Nantou had 568 cases, Keelung 504, Hualien 498, Chiayi County 494, Chiayi City 295, Taitung 201, Penghu 131, Kinmen 116 and the Matsu Islands 19, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 6,581,117 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 35,024 imported infections.

With the 38 deaths reported Monday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 11,201.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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