Taiwan reported 23,045 new local cases of COVID-19 on Monday. That’s the lowest number in almost two months.
If you take into account the population of each area of Taiwan, the Penghu Islands are a hotspot for the virus. More than 150 people have new cases of COVID there in a population of just over 100,000. The Matsu Islands are also dealing with a high number of infections, as is Hualien County.
Another 69 people have died from COVID-19. Most were over the age of 80 and less than a third had taken three doses of a COVID vaccine.
Out of the 23,045 people confirmed with COVID on Monday, 167 have moderate or severe symptoms.
Taiwan also recorded 73 imported cases of COVID-19 on Monday.