CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 22,991 new COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths
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.
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.
Feb. 2: Taiwan's ACIP head predicts regular COVID-19 vaccines won't be necessary
Feb. 2: CECC delays announcement on easing indoor mask mandate
Jan. 31: Taiwan to lift COVID-19 testing on travelers from China from Feb. 7
Jan. 30: New round of COVID-19 rapid test rationing to start Feb. 1
Jan. 18: Expert predicts new wave of COVID subvariants to come, peak in March
Feb. 4: Taiwan reports 23,746 new COVID-19 cases, 79 deaths
Feb. 3: 105 COVID-19 deaths, most since July 15, reported in Taiwan
Feb. 2: Taiwan reports 27,085 new COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths
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Jan. 29: Taiwan reports 27,350 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths
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