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Taiwan reports 14,359 new COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

12/09/2022 03:07 PM

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) Taiwan reported 14,359 new COVID-19 infections and 32 deaths on Friday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new number of cases represented a 1.9-percent increase from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

The deceased reported on Friday ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All but two had underlying health conditions, while 18 of them had not gotten any vaccine jabs against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Meanwhile, the CECC reported 93 cases classified as moderate and 21 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases with 2,322, followed by Taichung with 1,922 and Kaohsiung with 1,830.

Taoyuan recorded 1,633 new cases, Taipei 1,263, Tainan 1,131, Changhua County 771, Hsinchu County 472, Pingtung County 434, Hsinchu City 418, Miaoli County 410, Yunlin County 294 and Nantou County 237.

Yilan County had 212 cases, Hualien County 207, Chiayi County 201, Keelung 189, Chiayi City 144, Taitung County 99, Kinmen 61, Penghu 43 and the Matsu Islands two, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,441,828 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 38,158 classified as imported.

With the 32 deaths reported on Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,617.

(By Chao Yen-hsiang)


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