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Taiwan reports 15,283 new COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

12/08/2022 03:13 PM

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Taiwan reported 15,283 new COVID-19 infections and 37 deaths on Thursday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new number of cases represented a 2.4-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

The deceased reported on Thursday ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s. All but two had underlying health conditions, while 13 of them had not gotten any vaccine jabs against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Of the 13,693 confirmed COVID-19 deaths in Taiwan this year, 91 percent were patients with chronic illnesses or other underlying conditions, 91 percent were aged 60 or above, and 66 percent had not received three shots of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to CECC data as of Dec. 7.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases with 2,394, followed by Taichung with 2,109 and Kaohsiung with 1,975. Taoyuan recorded 1,725 new cases, Taipei 1,393, Tainan 1,156, Changhua County 819, Hsinchu County 501, Miaoli County 468, Hsinchu City 452, Pingtung County 435, Yunlin County 337, and Chiayi County 242.

Yilan County had 235 cases, Nantou County 226, Hualien County 217, Keelung 180, Chiayi City 144, Taitung County 108, Kinmen 72, Penghu 36 and the Matsu Islands three, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,427,473 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 38,091 classified as imported.

With the 37 deaths reported on Thursday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,585.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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