COVID-19 (05/17): Taiwan reports 65,794 local cases, 38 deaths

  • 17 May, 2022
  • Emma Benack
COVID-19 (05/17): Taiwan reports 65,794 local cases, 38 deaths

Taiwan reported 65,794 new local cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Thirty-eight more people have died. Taiwan also recorded 39 imported cases of COVID-19. 

Over a quarter of the people with new cases of COVID are from New Taipei, with 18,400 people there testing positive. Another 10,184 people have the virus in Taoyuan, along with 9,772 in Taipei.

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

Kaohsiung: 4,979

Taichung: 4,770

Tainan: 2,844

Hsinchu County: 2,105

Keelung: 1,917

Changhua County: 1,613

Pingtung: 1,536

Yilan County: 1,481

Hualien County: 1,200

Miaoli County: 1,129

Hsinchu City: 1,124

Nantou County: 614

Yunlin: 581

Chiayi County: 556

Taitung County: 405

Chiayi City: 345

Penghu: 146

Kinmen: 81

Lienchiang: 12

Another 38 people have died from COVID-19. The youngest was a woman in her 30s who had cancer. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the oldest was a man in his 90s with a history of diabetes. He had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Out of the 65,794 people confirmed with COVID on Tuesday, 22 have moderate symptoms and 39 have severe symptoms. 



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