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Taiwan reports 355 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths (update)

ROC Central News Agency

05/30/2021 05:17 PM

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 355 new COVID-19 cases, all domestic infections, and 10 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the 355 cases, 266 were newly confirmed cases and 89 were from a backlog of test results confirmed over the last few days, the CECC said.

New Taipei had 193 cases, the highest number, followed by Taipei with 85, Taoyuan 24, and Miaoli County, Taichung, and Changhua County nine each.

Keelung confirmed eight, Hualien County six, Nantou County four, and Chiayi County three, while Hsinchu and Kaohsiung cities and Taitung, Yilan and Lienchiang (Matsu) counties reported one each.

The CECC said that among the new cases, 20 people had recently been to Taipei's Wanhua District, a COVID-19 hotspot, and one of those was linked to hostess teahouses in the area.

The sources of infection in 118 cases have been determined, while 169 are under investigation, and 47 are unknown, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, the 10 fatalities reported Sunday were nine men and one woman, aged 50-90, who passed away between May 24 and 29, the CECC said.

The CECC had initially confirmed 11 fatalities, but it later revised the number to 10, saying there had been an error.

To date, Taiwan has reported 109 deaths from COVID-19, including 86 in the past week.

As of Thursday morning, there were 180 COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Taiwan hospitals, as well as two on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, according to the CECC.

Taiwan has confirmed 8,160 cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak began early in 2020, of which more than 6,800 are domestic cases reported since May 15, when Taiwan first reported over 100 domestic cases.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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