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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 22,991 new COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths

02/05/2023 02:14 PM
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People wear face masks while participating in the Lantern Festival Matzu pilgrimage Sunday held by Chiayi County
People wear face masks while participating in the Lantern Festival Matzu pilgrimage Sunday held by Chiayi County's Hsin Kang Feng Tien Temple. CNA photo Feb. 5, 2023

Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 22,991 new COVID-19 cases and 73 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases represented a 16.6-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s. All but four had underlying health issues, while 38 of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, the CECC said 17 of the 1,028 travelers (1.6 percent) arriving directly from China on Feb. 3 tested positive for the disease, as did one of the 82 people (1.2 percent) who traveled from Xiamen in China to Kinmen or Matsu.

Also on Sunday, the CECC reported 104 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 57 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases, with 4,358, followed by Taichung with 2,721 and Kaohsiung with 2,667.

Taoyuan reported 2,609 new cases, Taipei 2,165, Tainan 1,758, Changhua 1,081, Hsinchu County 683, Pingtung 621, Hsinchu City 564, Miaoli 516 and Yilan 470.

Yunlin had 438 cases, Keelung 434, Nantou 379, Hualien 334, Chiayi County 298, Chiayi City 186, Taitung 169, Kinmen 78, Penghu 59 and the Matsu Islands six, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has reported 9,668,845 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 50,060 classified as imported.

With the 73 deaths reported on Sunday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 16,687.

(By Matthew Mazzetta)


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