CECC reports 31,462 new virus cases, 105 deaths

Serious case:
Among the 91 previously reported COVID-19 cases, there were two children diagnosed with multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported 31,462 COVID-19 cases, including 98 from abroad, and 105 deaths from the disease.

The deceased was in his 30s and 90s. According to the CECC, 45 were not vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and 101 had chronic or other serious illnesses.

Of the four deaths who did not suffer from chronic or severe illness, three were not vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and one was vaccinated once.

The CECC also reported that 91 previously reported cases of COVID-19 became severe and 152 cases developed moderate symptoms.

The new severe cases included two children diagnosed with pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) and one child with pneumonia.

As of Wednesday, of the 3,934,355 domestic cases reported this year, 7,536 were classified as severe infectious diseases and 9,809 were classified as moderate, accounting for 0.19% and 0.25% of the total, respectively.

In all other cases, infected people were either mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic, CECC said.

New Taipei City recorded the largest number of cases in the country yesterday, with 5,121 people. Then Taichung was 4,081. Kaohsiung, 3,442; Taoyuan, 3,141; Taipei, 2,948; Tainan, 2,507; Changhua County, 1,823; Pingtung County, 1,224; Yunlin County, 813; Miaoli County, 798; and Hsinchu County, 748.

Yilan County reported 700 cases, Chiayi County 650, Nantou County 624, Hualien County 591, Shintake City 576, Keelung 453, Taitung County 387, Chiayi City 337, Penghu County 201, Kinmen County 181, and Liang County 18.

To date, Taiwan has recorded 3,995,621 COVID-19 cases, including 3,980,293 domestic infections, since the pandemic began in early 2020.

With the 105 deaths reported yesterday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country has increased to 7,328.

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