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Taiwan reports 27,684 new COVID-19 cases, 89 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

07/14/2022 02:42 PM

Taipei, July 14 (CNA) Taiwan reported 27,684 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all but 87 of which were domestic infections, and 89 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The individuals whose deaths were reported on Thursday ranged in age from their 40s to over 90. Thirty-five of those who died were unvaccinated, while 86 had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases, the CECC said.

Among the three who had no chronic illnesses or severe diseases, one had gotten two vaccine doses and two had gotten three doses, according to the CECC.

Also on Thursday, the CECC said that 73 previously reported COVID-19 cases had become severe, while 158 other individuals had developed moderate symptoms.

Of the 4,131,663 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 8,205 have been classified as severe infections, and 10,482 as moderate, accounting for 0.20 percent and 0.25 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of July 13.

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

New Taipei recorded the highest number of domestic cases Thursday with 4,718, followed by Taichung with 3,639 and Kaohsiung with 2,943.

Taoyuan reported 2,813 cases, Taipei 2,664, Tainan 2,051, Changhua County 1,410, Pingtung County 933, Hsinchu County 805, Yunlin County 729, Miaoli County 665, Yilan County 650, and Hsinchu City 615.

Chiayi County recorded 552 cases, Nantou County 504, Keelung 456, Hualien County 441, Taitung County 347, Chiayi City 321, Kinmen County 170, Penghu County 149, and Matsu Islands 22.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 4,189,929 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 4,173,817 domestic infections.

With the 89 deaths reported Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 7,917.

The CECC also said Thursday that a Taipei resident in her 80s, whose death was reported by the CECC on June 27, had been removed as a listed COVID-19 patient.

The woman had passed away at home on May 11, and a clinic she had visited reported on June 24 that she had tested positive for COVID-19, according to Lo Yi-chun (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division.

However, Taipei health authorities later found that she had only received a positive rapid test result and not a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which was required at the time to be counted as an official COVID-19 case, Lo said.

Despite being removed as a COVID-19 case and an individual whose death was caused by COVID-19, Lo said her family would still entitled to collect funeral assistance provided by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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