Taiwan reported 19,144 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths from the disease, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said yesterday
The 18,934 new domestic cases represented a 5 percent increase from the same day a week earlier, the CECC said.
The deceased ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s. All had underlying health issues, while 11 of them had not received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the center said.
Meanwhile, the CECC said 25 of the 958 travelers — 2.6 percent — arriving directly from China on Tuesday tested positive for the disease, as did two of the 39 travelers — 5.1 percent — who traveled from Xiamen in China to Kinmen or Lienchiang counties.
The CECC also reported 43 new COVID-19 cases classified as moderate, and 18 classified as severe.
New Taipei City recorded the highest number of new cases, with 3,624, followed by Kaohsiung with 2,357 and Taichung with 2,306.
Taoyuan reported 2,080 new cases, Taipei 1,947, Tainan 1,580, Changhua County 838, Hsinchu County 564, Pingtung County 436, Hsinchu City 426, Miaoli County 410 and Yunlin County 401.
Keelung had 396 cases, Yilan County 361, Nantou County 273, Chiayi County 272, Hualien 233, Chiayi City 175, Kinmen County 115, Taitung County 98, Penghu County 41 and Lienchiang County one, the CECC said.
Taiwan has recorded 9,404,138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 47,638 classified as imported.
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