CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 data to be updated weekly: CECC
Taipei, March 28 (CNA) As new COVID-19 infections over the past month have shown a steady downward trajectory, from Thursday the COVID-19 dashboard will be updated weekly rather than daily, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.
Weekly updated statistics that track the number of newly infected COVID-19 cases with moderate to severe infections and fatalities will be published every Thursday, CECC spokesman Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞) said.
Also included in the weekly release will be figures on healthcare capacity, dispensing rate for oral antiviral drug treatments for the disease, positivity rate at facilities for individuals with physical or mental disabilities and subvariant surveillance, he said.
Taiwan reported 137 moderate and severe COVID-19 cases, all domestically transmitted, and 14 deaths from the disease Tuesday, the CECC said.
The number of moderate and severe cases recorded during the past month has been 119 per day on average, with a range of 13 to 236, the lower numbers probably being caused by the lag in reporting on holidays, according to the CECC.
Separately, Taiwan on Tuesday reported five more cases of monkeypox (mpox), four locally infections and one imported case from Japan, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a press release.
Since mpox was designated last June as a Category 2 communicable disease, which requires doctors to report confirmed or suspected cases to the CDC within 24 hours, Taiwan has recorded 21 confirmed cases, 14 locally transmitted and seven imported as of Tuesday, according to the CDC.
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