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Taiwan reports 60,103 new COVID-19 cases, 109 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

05/30/2022 03:22 PM

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday recorded 60,103 new COVID-19 cases -- 60,042 domestically transmitted and 61 imported -- and 109 deaths, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The 109 patients reported Monday to have died of COVID-19 complications ranged in age from their 40s to 90s, including 106 who had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, the CECC said.


The CECC also said Monday that 105 previously reported COVID-19 cases had since developed into severe infections, while 363 other patients had developed moderate symptoms of the disease.

These included three children who developed severe symptoms and signs of encephalitis but have since recovered and been discharged from hospital, the CECC said.

That brings the number of children aged 12 and under who have developed severe infections to 25. Fourteen of those had encephalitis, five of whom passed away, eight whose condition has improved, and one currently being treated in an intensive care unit.

Of the 1,864,733 domestic cases recorded in Taiwan this year, 1,579 have been classified as severe infections and 3,796 as moderate, accounting for 0.08 percent and 0.20 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data valid as of May 29.

In all other cases, patients were either asymptomatic or had mild infections, the CECC said.


The figures do not include imported cases reclassified as domestic ones, nor retroactively removed cases. As of May 30, Taiwan recorded 1,859,448 domestic cases in 2022, while the total number of imported cases rose to 12,942 from 2,396 on Jan. 1.

New Taipei reported the highest number of domestic cases on Monday, with 10,668, followed by Kaohsiung with 8,333, and Taichung with 7,540.

Taoyuan reported 6,493 cases, Taipei 5,565, Tainan 4,278, Changhua County 3,159, Pingtung County 2,127, Hsinchu County 1,894, Miaoli County 1,664, Yunlin County 1,246, Hsinchu City 1,126, Keelung 1,026, and Yilan County 1,003.

Hualien County reported 938 cases, Nantou County 901, Chiayi County 779, Taitung County 600, Chiayi City 432, Kinmen County 132, Penghu County 120, and Matsu Islands 18.

Meanwhile, 34 of Monday's 61 imported cases, were travelers who tested positive on arrival in Taiwan, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 1,952,355 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 1,939,359 domestic infections.

With the 109 deaths reported Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 2,165, CECC data showed.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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