The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 16,052 new COVID-19 infections, including 37 imported cases, and 65 deaths from the disease.
The deceased ranged in age from their 50s to their 90s, and all but two had underlying health issues, it said, adding that 31 had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The center also reported 79 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate and 53 as severe, including two cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
The two MIS-C cases were aged six months and one year, and neither had underlying health conditions, the CECC said.
The two boys were hospitalized, but the six-month-old has already been discharged, it said.
The nation has recorded a total of 272 severe COVID-19 infections in children 12 years old and under, and 179 of them had MIS-C, CECC data showed.
The 16,015 new domestic cases reported yesterday represented a 20.2 percent drop from a week earlier, the CECC said.
New Taipei City had the highest number of new cases at 2,547, followed by Kaohsiung with 2,123 and Taichung with 2,088.
Taoyuan reported 1,710 cases, Tainan 1,443, Taipei 1,411, Changhua County 883, Hsinchu County 532, Hsinchu City 456, Pingtung County 436, Miaoli County 388, Yunlin County 349, Nantou County 289 and Chiayi County 289.
Hualien County had 246 cases, Keelung 240, Yilan County 229, Chiayi City 198, Taitung County 99, Kinmen 37 and Penghu County 22.
No new infections were reported in Lienchang County for the first time since April 18, the CECC said.
To date, Taiwan has recorded 8,226,995 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 37,402 classified as imported.
With the 65 deaths reported yesterday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in the country rose to 14,125.
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