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Taiwan reports 30,477 new COVID-19 cases, 131 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

07/08/2022 03:10 PM

Taipei, July 8 (CNA) Taiwan reported 30,477 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all but 163 of which were domestic infections, and 131 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 20s to over 90. Fifty-two of those who died were unvaccinated against COVID-19, while 127 had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, the CECC said.

Severe, moderate infections

Also on Friday, the CECC said that 311 previously reported COVID-19 cases had developed into moderate to severe infections.

Among the new severe cases is girl under the age of 10 years, who has been diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), the CECC said, adding that she had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the 3,965,690 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 7,684 have been classified as severe infections, and 9,972 as moderate, accounting for 0.19 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of July 6.

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

Regional breakdown

On Friday, New Taipei recorded the highest number of domestic cases, with 4,640, followed by Taichung with 3,851, and Kaohsiung with 3,291.

Taoyuan reported 3,236 new cases, Taipei 2,838, Tainan 2,419, Changhua County 1,688, Pingtung County 1,191, Yunlin County 881, Miaoli County 838, and Hsinchu County 742.

Yilan County recorded 691 new cases, Nantou County 664, Hsinchu City 642, Chiayi County 590, Hualien County 562, Keelung 436, Taitung County 376, Chiayi City 343, Penghu County 194, Kinmen County 180, and the Matsu Islands 21.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 4,026,067 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 4,010,572 domestic infections.

With the 131 deaths reported Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 7,459.

(By Ko Lin)


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