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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 22,937 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths

01/12/2023 02:40 PM
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Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 22,937 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, all but 284 were domestically transmitted, and 48 deaths from the disease.

The deceased reported Thursday ranged in age from their 20s to their 90s. All but four had underlying health issues, while 27 of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Thursday, the CECC reported 107 new cases classified as moderate and 48 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases, with 4,676, followed by Taichung with 2,917 and Kaohsiung with 2,707.

Taoyuan reported 2,520 new cases, Taipei 2,485, Tainan 1,797, Changhua 875, Hsinchu County 678, Miaoli 591, Hsinchu City 572, Pingtung 507 and Yunlin 423.

Keelung had 361 cases, Nantou 326, Yilan 323, Chiayi County 319, Chiayi City 181, Hualien 157, Taitung 97, Kinmen 88, Penghu 49 and the Matsu Islands four, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 9,146,104 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 44,178 classified as imported.

With the 48 deaths reported on Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in Taiwan rose to 15,702.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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Jan. 10: Taiwan reports single day high of 560 imported COVID-19 cases

Jan. 9: Taiwan reports 17,318 new COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

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Jan. 7: Taiwan reports 24,422 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths

Jan. 6: Taiwan's total COVID-19 cases top 9 million

Jan. 5: Taiwan reports 31,514 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths

Latest COVID-19 rules

● Taiwan begins testing travelers from China for COVID-19

● Revised protocol for hospital visits from Dec. 10

● Taiwan to stop paying COVID medical fees for certain foreign nationals

● Taiwan to remove weekly arrival cap on Dec. 10

● Taiwan's eased mask mandate takes effect on Dec. 1

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