Taiwan reports 23,669 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths

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Taipei, Aug 9 (CNA) Taiwan reported 23,669 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, all but 211 of which were household infections, and 18 deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The death toll was the lowest in Taiwan since May 12, with ages ranging from 8 months to over 90, the CECC said at a press briefing.

Severe and moderate cases

All but the youngest, an 8-month-old boy, suffered from chronic or other serious illnesses, the CECC said.

The boy, who was not vaccinated, died of pneumonia, sepsis and other complications related to COVID-19 after contracting the disease, the CECC said.

Also on Tuesday, the CECC reported 13 new severe cases of COVID-19 and 21 moderate infections.

Of the 4,717,651 domestic cases reported in Taiwan this year, 9,761 were classified as severe infections and 12,073 as moderate, representing 0.21 percent and 0.26 percent of the total, respectively, according to CECC data as of Aug. 8.

In all other cases, those infected were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, the CECC said.

Regional distribution

Regionally, New Taipei recorded the highest number of new cases on Tuesday, with 4,135, followed by Taichung with 3,063 and Taipei with 2,617.

Kaohsiung reported 2,248 new cases, Taoyuan 2,151, Tainan 1,834, Changhua County 1,133, Miaoli County 719, Yunlin County 712, Pingtung County 683, Hsinchu County 590, Hsinchu 512, Yilan County 490 and Chiayi County 489.

Nantou County has reported 416 cases, Hualien County 411, Keelung 330, Chiayi City 290, Taitung County 280, Penghu County 192, Kinmen County 155 and Matsu Islands eight cases, a said the CECC.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 4,777,903 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, including 4,755,677 domestic infections.

With the 18 deaths reported on Tuesday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country has risen to 9,273.

Recent cases

August 8: Taiwan reports 15,412 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

August 7: Taiwan reports 22,044 new cases of COVID-19, 42 deaths

August 6: Taiwan reports 19,965 new cases of COVID-19, 51 deaths

5 August : Taiwan reports 21,869 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths

August 4: Taiwan reports 22,959 new cases of COVID-19, 56 deaths

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