CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 13,019 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths

12/04/2022 02:55 PM
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Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 13,019 new COVID-19 infections and 29 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s. All except two had underlying health conditions, while 13 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

The number of new cases represented a 2.2-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

Meanwhile, the 101,136 cases reported from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3 were down 3.2 percent from the number reported from Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, indicating that the current surge in Omicron cases that began in late August and peaked in mid-October remained on a downward trend.

COVID-19-related deaths still remain stubbornly high, however, with Taiwan tied for 12th in the world in COVID deaths per 100,000 population over the past week, according to the New York Times.

Also on Sunday, the CECC reported 81 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 27 as severe.

Regional breakdwon

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases, 2,110, followed by Taichung's 1,706 and Kaohsiung's 1,671.

Taoyuan recorded 1,470 new cases, Taipei 1,081, Tainan 1,056, Changhua County 696, Pingtung County 423, Hsinchu County 415, Miaoli County 331, and Yunlin County 312.

Chiayi County had 207 cases, Yilan County 195, Nantou 195, Hualien County 195, Chiayi City 168, Keelung 161, Taitung County 95, Kinmen County 59, Penghu County 31, and the Matsu Islands two, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,369,226 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 37,925 classified as imported.

With the 29 deaths reported on Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,478.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)

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