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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 31,514 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths

01/05/2023 03:14 PM
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Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang is pictured at Thursday
Centers for Disease Control Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang is pictured at Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of CECC

Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Taiwan reported 31,514 new COVID-19 infections and 45 deaths from the disease on Thursday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases represented an 11.8-percent increase from the same day one week earlier, CECC data showed.

The deceased ranged in age from their 20s to their 90s. All but three had underlying health conditions, while 20 of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Thursday, the CECC reported 130 new cases classified as moderate and 38 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases with 6,196, followed by Taichung with 4,143 and Taipei with 3,576.

Kaohsiung reported 3,371 new cases, Taoyuan 3,366, Tainan 2,594, Changhua 1,355, Hsinchu County 1,023, Hsinchu City 864, Miaoli 669, Pingtung 654 and Yunlin 573.

Chiayi County had 465 cases, Keelung 453, Nantou 437, Yilan 427, Chiayi City 278, Hualien 244, Taitung 174, Kinmen 139, Penghu 70 and the Matsu Islands seven, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,979,699 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 41,642 classified as imported.

With the 45 deaths reported on Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 15,383.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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