CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 16,640 new COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths
Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 16,640 new cases of COVID-19 and 63 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
The new cases represented a 26-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.
The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All but six had underlying health issues, while 33 of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.
Meanwhile, the CECC said 12 of the 936 travelers (1.3 percent) arriving directly from China on Feb. 4 tested positive for the disease, as did four of the 254 people (1.6 percent) who traveled from Xiamen in China to Kinmen or Matsu.
Also on Monday, the CECC reported 151 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 73 as severe.
Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases, with 3,136, followed by Taoyuan with 2,125 and Kaohsiung with 1,990.
Taichung reported 1,921 new cases, Taipei 1,333, Tainan 1,242, Changhua 838, Hsinchu County 566, Miaoli 486, Pingtung 428, Hsinchu City 414, and Keelung 314.
Nantou had 291 cases, Yunlin 291, Yilan 275, Chiayi County 210, Hualien 200, Chiayi City 128, Taitung 79, Kinmen 65, Penghu 53 and the Matsu Islands six, the CECC said.
To date, Taiwan has recorded 9,685,484 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 50,268 classified as imported.
With the 63 deaths reported on Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 16,750.
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. 5: Taiwan reports 22,991 new COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths
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
Feb. 1: Taiwan reports 31,801 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths
Jan. 31: Taiwan reports 32,287 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths
Jan. 30: Taiwan reports 22,291 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths
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● 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
● Taiwan cuts COVID isolation to 5 days, lifts workplace vaccine mandates (Nov. 14)
● Taiwan to further ease border rules for China, Hong Kong, Macau residents
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