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Taiwan reports 35,702 new COVID-19 cases, 84 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

10/27/2022 03:30 PM

Taipei, Oct. 27 (CNA) Taiwan reported 35,702 new COVID-19 infections, including 62 imported cases, and 84 deaths from the disease on Thursday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The 35,702 new infections represented a 10.4-percent week-on-week drop in the number of cases, according to the CECC.

Despite most localities seeing a visible decline in cases, the CECC said people should continue observing related rules.

With the 35,640 new domestic infections reported on Thursday, Taiwan's total COVID-19 cases for 2022 reached 7,505,053.

The deaths reported Thursday involved individuals who ranged in age from their 20s to their 90s, the CECC said.

All had underlying health issues, while 28 had not received any vaccine doses against COVID-19, the CECC added.

Moderate and severe cases

On Thursday, the CECC also reported 168 new cases classified as moderate and 86 as severe.

Two of the severe cases involve individuals under the age of 18 who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), according to the CECC.

One is an unvaccinated 4-year-old boy without underlying chronic issues, while the other is a 15-year-old boy who has gotten three vaccine jabs and had allergic rhinitis and hives, the CECC said.

The CECC added that the 4-year-old boy was in stable condition in hospital while the 15-year-old was discharged after receiving treatment.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 infections with 6,149, while Taichung had 4,851, Kaohsiung 4,233, Taoyuan 3,545, Taipei 3,469, and Tainan 3,147, according to the CECC.

Changhua County reported 1,902 cases, Pingtung County 1,180, Yunlin County 871, Hsinchu County 850, Miaoli County 790, Hsinchu City 786, Chiayi County 714, and Nantou County 703.

Yilan County reported 583 cases, Chiayi City 482, Keelung 476, Hualien County 389, Taitung County 245, Kinmen County 157, Penghu County 105, and the Matsu islands 13, according to CECC data.

Taiwan has recorded 7,591,541 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 36,232 classified as imported, and 12,563 deaths from the disease.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang) enditem/ASG

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