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CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 9,098 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths

03/10/2023 04:18 PM
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Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 9,098 new cases of COVID-19 and 54 deaths from the disease on Friday.

Among the new infections, 8,913 were domestic, which represented a 34.1-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, according to the CECC.

It was the second consecutive day with fewer than 10,000 local cases reported, and the daily number was expected to remain around that level through the weekend, CECC spokesperson Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞) said.

Meanwhile, from March 20 people who display only mild symptoms of COVID-19 will not have to report that they have the disease and will not have to be isolated for five days, Lo said.

Cases will only have to reported when people develop pneumonia or other complications from COVID-19 and have to be hospitalized or even die after running a fever of at least 38 degrees Celsius or showing respiratory symptoms within 14 days of onset of symptoms, he added.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 10,152,881 COVID-19 infections and 18,425 deaths from the disease since the pandemic began in early 2020.

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

(By Shen Pei-yao and Cho Yen-hsiang)

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