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Taiwan reports 48,613 new COVID-19 cases, 38 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

09/28/2022 03:30 PM

Taipei, Sept. 28 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 48,613 new COVID-19 infections, including 192 imported cases, and 38 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s, and 33 of them had underlying health issues, the CECC said.

Eighteen of them were not vaccinated against COVID-19, while four had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, four had gotten two shots, and 12 had received three doses, the CECC said.

The 38 newly recorded deaths brought the total in Taiwan to 10,934 since the pandemic began.

Also on Wednesday, the CECC reported 96 cases that were newly classified as severe, and 51 categorized as moderate.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei on Wednesday reported the highest number of new cases, with 10,203, followed by Taichung, which had 6,238, Taoyuan 5,470, Taipei 5,437, Kaohsiung 4,380, and Tainan 2,947, the CECC said in a statement.

Changhua County recorded 2,298 new cases, Hsinchu County 1,372, Pingtung County 1,224, Hsinchu City 1,223, Miaoli County 1,141, Yunlin County 1,060, Yilan County 1,056, Nantou County 952, and Keelung 867.

Chiayi County had 851 cases, Hualien County 589, Chiayi City 463, Taitung County 338, Kinmen County 163, Penghu County 138, and the Matsu Islands 11, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 6,373,121 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 34,453 imported infections.

(By Sean Lin)


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