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COVID-19 (05/16): Taiwan reports 61,754 local cases, 29 deaths

  • 16 May, 2022
  • Itamar Waksman
COVID-19 (05/16): Taiwan reports 61,754 local cases, 29 deaths

Taiwan reported 61,754 new local cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Twenty-nine more people have died from the virus.

The youngest was in their 20s, while the oldest was in their 90s. All but one of the people who died had a history of chronic illness, while more than half were unvaccinated. 

The highest number of cases were found in New Taipei, with 19,898 new cases. The next highest was in Taipei with 9,274, followed by Taoyuan with 8,635.

The number of cases in other cities and counties is as follows:

Taichung City: 4,357

Kaohsiung City: 4,191

Tainan City: 2,612

Keelung City: 1,756

Yilan County: 1,646

Hsinchu County: 1,635

Changhua County: 1,411

Pingtung County: 1,092

Miaoli County: 1,014

Hualien County: 860

Hsinchu City: 832

Yunlin County: 644

Nantou County: 493

Chiayi County: 401

Taitung County: 379

Chiayi City: 254

Kinmen County: 153

Penghu County: 141

Lienchiang County: 19

Out of the people confirmed with COVID on Monday, 148 have moderate to severe symptoms. The youngest is over 10 years old, while the oldest is in their 90s.

Of the people with moderate to severe symptoms, 68 are unvaccinated, 12 have had one dose, 17 have had two doses, and 51 have had three doses of a COVID vaccine.

Taiwan also recorded 57 imported cases of COVID-19 on Monday. 

Taiwan’s health authorities announced on Monday that those over the age of 65 who have tested positive with a rapid test can be prescribed the antiviral medication Paxlovid. 

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