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Taiwan reports 34,577 new COVID-19 cases, 95 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

07/06/2022 02:48 PM

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) Taiwan reported 34,577 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all but 78 of which were domestic infections, and 95 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from 1 year old to over 90. Thirty-seven of those who died were unvaccinated, while 87 had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, the CECC said.

Among the eight people who had no chronic illnesses or severe diseases, two were unvaccinated, three had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and three had gotten three shots, the CECC said.

With the death of the 1-year-old child, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the under-13 age group in Taiwan rose to 22.

Severe, moderate infections

Also on Wednesday, the CECC said that 99 previously reported COVID-19 cases had become severe, while 176 other individuals had developed moderate symptoms.

Among the new severe cases were three children who had been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), it said.

Of the 3,899,872 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 7,423 have been classified as severe infections and 9,679 as moderate, accounting for 0.19 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of July 5.

In all other cases, the infected individuals were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, the CECC said.

Regional breakdown

On Wednesday, New Taipei recorded the highest number of domestic cases, with 5,324, followed by Taichung with 4,669, and Taoyuan with 3,687.

Kaohsiung reported 3,608 new cases, Taipei 3,110, Tainan 2,902, Changhua County 1,880, Pingtung County 1,362, Yunling County 900, Miaoli County 882, and Hsinchu County 878.

Yilan County reported 796 cases, Hsinchu City 755, Nantou County 688, Chiayi County 671, Hualien County 607, Taitung County 492, Keelung 449, Chiayi City 424, Penghu County 219, Kinmen County 162, and the Matsu Islands 34.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 3,964,188 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 3,948,958 domestic infections.

With the 95 deaths reported Wednesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 7,223.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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