CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 13,152 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths

Taiwan on Saturday reported 13,152 new COVID-19 infections and 33 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).


The number of new cases represented a 0.9-percent drop from a week earlier, CECC data showed.


The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All except one had underlying health conditions, while 17 were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.


Also on Saturday, the CECC reported 69 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 29 as severe.


Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases, 2,123, followed by Kaohsiung’s 1,792 and Taichung’s 1,675.


Taoyuan recorded 1,335 new cases, Taipei 1,057, Tainan 1,015, Changhua 804, Hsinchu County 443, Pingtung 437, Miaoli 381, and Hsinchu City 352.


Yunlin had 312 cases, Chiayi County 257, Nantou 253, Yilan 190, Hualien 171, Chiayi City 163, Keelung 157, Taitung 86, Kinmen 56, Penghu 37, and the Matsu Islands two, the CECC said.


To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,356,217 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 37,886 classified as imported.


With the 33 deaths reported on Saturday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,449.



Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel