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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 11,038 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths

03/07/2023 03:29 PM
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Some Kaohsiung Metro passengers look at their phones on a train in early March. CNA file photo
Some Kaohsiung Metro passengers look at their phones on a train in early March. CNA file photo

Taipei, March 7 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 11,038 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths from the disease on Tuesday.

Among the new infections, 10,816 were domestic, which represented a 9.2 percent week-on-week increase, according to the CECC.

CECC spokesperson Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞) suggested the increase on Tuesday was the result of a low base of comparison a week earlier.

Last Tuesday was the last day of a long weekend holiday for 228 Peace Memorial Day, during which many medical institutions were closed and people were less likely to report COVID-19 cases.

Even with the higher case number Tuesday, Lo said the pandemic was on a stable decline, and he expected daily case numbers to fall below 10,000 again this week.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 10,123,157 COVID-19 infections and 18,282 deaths from the disease since the pandemic began in early 2020.

The CECC announced on Feb. 23 that it would stop releasing detailed daily information on new COVID-19 cases and deaths.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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