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Taiwan reports 32,117 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

10/10/2022 03:08 PM

Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) Taiwan reported 32,117 new COVID-19 infections and 57 deaths from the disease Monday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The deceased ranged in age from their 40s to 90s. All but nine had underlying health issues, and 24 had not received any COVID-19 vaccine doses, the CECC said in a statement.

With 57 deaths reported on Monday, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in Taiwan reached 11,584 since the pandemic began in early 2020, according to the CECC.

The CECC also reported 47 cases that were newly classified as severe and 86 as moderate.

In terms of overall cases, it marked the end of a 14-day span during which total case numbers were higher than on the same day in the previous week.

One MIS-C case

Also on Monday, there was one new reported case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), involving an eight-year-old girl without any chronic diseases who had gotten one vaccine jab, Chuang said.

She steadily improved after being treated with medications such as immunoglobulins and steroids, Chuang said, adding that she was transferred to a general ward on Sept. 30 and was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 5, Chuang said.

According to the latest CECC data, a total of 241 children in Taiwan aged 12 and under have developed severe illnesses after contracting COVID-19, including 156 MIS-C cases, 32 cases of brain inflammation (encephalitis), 25 with pneumonia, three with septicemia, and others with various complications.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new infections on Monday with 6,162, while Taichung had 3,865, Taoyuan 3,627, Taipei 3,413, Kaohsiung 3,284, and Tainan 2,293, the CECC said.

Changhua County had 1,732 new cases, Pingtung County 930, Hsinchu County 912, Yunlin County 821, Miaoli County 817, Hsinchu City 719, Yilan County 641, and Keelung City 558.

Chiayi County had 538 new cases, Nantou County 525, Hualien County 409, Chiayi City 323, Taitung County 228, Kinmen County 134, Penghu County 119, and the Matsu Islands 18, according to the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 6,903,610 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 35,455 cases classified as imported.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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