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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 23,746 new COVID-19 cases, 79 deaths

02/04/2023 02:46 PM
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A traditional market in Beitou District, Taipei, is packed with weekend shoppers on Saturday. CNA photo Feb. 4, 2023
A traditional market in Beitou District, Taipei, is packed with weekend shoppers on Saturday. CNA photo Feb. 4, 2023

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Taiwan reported 23,746 new COVID-19 cases and 79 deaths from the disease Saturday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s. All but four had underlying health conditions, while 38 were unvaccinated, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, the CECC said 17 of the 854 travelers (2.0 percent) arriving directly from China on Feb. 2 tested positive for the disease, as did two out of the 92 people (2.2 percent) who traveled from Xiamen in China to Kinmen or Matsu.

Also on Saturday, the CECC reported 113 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 75 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number, with 4,260, followed by Taichung with 2,871 and Kaohsiung with 2,855.

Taoyuan reported 2,608 new cases, Taipei 2,050, Tainan 1,874, Changhua 1,261, Hsinchu County 767, Pingtung 595, Miaoli 560, Hsinchu City 549 and Yilan 521.

Keelung had 463 cases, Hualien 454, Yunlin 440, Nantou 403, Chiayi County 306, Chiayi City 187, Taitung 167, Kinmen 87, Penghu 64, and the Matsu Islands seven, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 9,645,862 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 49,714 classified as imported.

With the 79 deaths reported on Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 16,614.

(By Ko Lin)


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