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Taiwan reports 10,365 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths

ROC Central News Agency

12/19/2022 02:16 PM

Taipei, Dec. 19 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 10,365 new COVID-19 infections and 23 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The new cases represented a 4-percent drop from the same day a week earlier, CECC data showed.

The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s. All had underlying health conditions, while 16 of them were unvaccinated against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Monday, the CECC reported 15 new cases classified as moderate and 17 as severe.

Of the 8,524,542 local infections recorded this year, 22,475 have been classified as moderate and 16,469 as severe, accounting for 0.26 percent and 0.19 percent, respectively, of the total, according to CECC data as of Dec. 18.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases, with 1,949, followed by Taichung with 1,356 and Taoyuan with 1,290.

Kaohsiung recorded 1,123 new cases, Taipei 1,085, Tainan 749, Changhua 481, Hsinchu County 373, Miaoli 295, Hsinchu City 272, Yunlin 222 and Pingtung 213.

Nantou had 172 cases, Chaiyi County 162, Keelung 131, Yilan 131, Hualien 90, Chiayi City 84, Kinmen 55, Taitung 43, Penghu 38 and the Matsu Islands three, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,588,414 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 38,897 classified as imported.

With the 23 deaths reported on Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,913.

(By Matthew Mazzetta)


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