Taiwan reports 130 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths (update)
ROC Central News Agency
06/24/2021 05:05 PM
Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 130 new cases of COVID-19--129 domestic infections, one imported case--and six deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Although the number of new cases was above 100 for the second consecutive day after recording 75 and 79 Monday and Tuesday, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) said that overall, the trend for new COVID-19 cases is downward.
Of the 129 domestic cases, 64 are male and 65 female, aged from below five to their 90s, with the onset of symptoms occurring from June 4 to June 23, according to Chen.
In the two cities considered to be Taiwan's COVID-19 hotspots, New Taipei had the most new domestic cases reported Thursday, with 54, followed by Taipei with 35.
Outside of the two cities, Keelung reported nine new cases, Taoyuan reported seven, while Pingtung and Kaohsiung each reported six, Miaoli and Hsinchu each confirmed five and Nantou reported two.
Of the 40 cases outside New Taipei and Taipei, only two had unknown sources of infection, according to Chen.
The one imported case was that of a Taiwanese woman in her 50s, who tested positive after returning from Brazil on June 9, the CECC said.
The six deaths were five men and one woman, in their 50s to 90s, who passed away between June 18 and June 23, the CECC said.
The new cases brought the total in the country to 14,389, of which over 13,000 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.
To date, 605 people in Taiwan have died from COVID-19, including 593 since May 15.
(By Chen Chieh-ling, Chang Ming-hsuan and Evelyn Kao)
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