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Taiwan reports 50,779 new COVID-19 cases, 52 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

10/07/2022 03:30 PM

Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) Taiwan reported 50,779 new COVID-19 infections and 52 deaths from the disease Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 40s to 90s. All but one had underlying health issues, and 20 had not received any COVID-19 vaccine doses, the CECC said in a statement.

With the 52 deaths reported on Friday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country reached 11,389, according to the CECC.

The CECC also reported 50 cases that were newly classified as severe and 178 as moderate.

One of the new severe cases involves an 11-year-old boy diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), who had contracted COVID-19 in May and gotten a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in August, said the CECC.

The boy's case was the domestic case with longest observed interval (125 days or nearly 17 weeks) between the end of COVID-19 symptoms and the attack of MIS-C, though it was still within the longest documented span of 19 weeks, the CECC said.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new infections on Friday with 10,378, while Taichung had 6,248, Taoyuan 5,603, Taipei 5,395, Kaohsiung 4,970, and Tainan 3,535, the CECC said.

Changhua County had 2,780 new cases, Pingtung County 1,367, Hsinchu County 1,326, Miaoli County 1,322, Yilan County 1,207, Yunlin County 1,141, Hsinchu City 1,024 and Chiayi County 823.

Keelung City had 844 new cases, Nantou County 782, Hualien County 698, Chiayi City 534, Taitung County 411, Penghu County 167, Kinmen County 158, and the Matsu Islands 23, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 6,782,664 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 35,254 classified as imported.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang) enditem/ls

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