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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan surpasses 10 million COVID-19 case threshold

02/25/2023 03:42 PM
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Visitors to Taipei Zoo are pictured on Saturday morning. CNA photo Feb. 25, 2023
Visitors to Taipei Zoo are pictured on Saturday morning. CNA photo Feb. 25, 2023

Taipei, Feb. 25 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 13,526 new cases of COVID-19, which pushed the total number of those infected by the disease since the start of the pandemic to over 10 million, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Among the new cases reported Saturday, 13,281 were contracted domestically, which represented a 10.2-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

Meanwhile, Taiwan also reported 53 new deaths from the disease, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 17,818.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 10,012,276 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020.

The CECC is no longer providing daily information on the age distribution, health status, and number of vaccine doses received by the deceased nor is it releasing daily infection numbers from each of Taiwan's cities and counties.

(By Ko Lin)


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Feb. 23: Taiwan reports 14,387 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths

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Feb. 19: Taiwan reports 15,877 new COVID-19 cases, 68 deaths

Feb. 18: Taiwan reports 15,094 new COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths

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