Taiwan reports 19,187 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths

Taipei, Jan 22 (CNA) Taiwan reported 19,187 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 deaths from the disease as of Sunday, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The total number of cases was down 10 percent from the same day a week earlier, the CECC said.

In the seven days ended Jan. 21 (Jan. 15-21), domestic case counts fell 13.4 percent to 131,489 compared to the previous seven-day period (Jan. 8-14).

The deceased reported on Sunday were between 40 and 90 years old. All but one had underlying health conditions, while 17 of them were not fully vaccinated (three doses) against COVID-19, the CECC said.

Also on Sunday, the CECC reported 22 new cases, classified as moderate and 20 as severe.

Regional breakdown

Regionally, New Taipei reported the highest number of new cases with 4,054, followed by Taoyuan with 2,243 cases and Taichung with 2,153.

Kaohsiung reported 2,140 new cases, Taipei 1,991, Tainan 1,546, Changhua 738, Hsinchu County 577, Hsinchu City 557, Miaoli 491, Pingtung 397, Keelung 375, Yunlin 317 and Yilan 256.

Nantou had 244 new cases, Chiayi County 215, Hualien 196, Chiayi City 170, Taitung 85, Kinmen 81, Penghu 40 and the Matsu Islands five, the CECC said.

To date, Taiwan has registered 9,342,958 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 47,088 classified as imported.

With the 27 deaths reported on Sunday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country rose to 16,098.

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Current cases

21th January: Taiwan reports 21,078 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths

January 20: Taiwan reports 18,218 new COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths

January 19: Taiwan reports 18,414 new COVID-19 cases, 48 ​​deaths

Jan 18: Taiwan reports 20,768 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths

Jan 17: Taiwan reports 19,970 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

Jan 16: Taiwan reports 15,632 COVID-19 cases, 40 deaths

Jan 15: Taiwan reports 21,270 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths

Jan. 14: Taiwan reports 20,412 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths

13th January: Taiwan reports 21,737 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

Latest COVID-19 rules

Taiwan begins testing travelers from China for COVID-19

● Revised protocol for hospital visits from December 10th

● Taiwan will stop paying COVID health care fees for certain foreigners

● Taiwan will lift the weekly arrival cap on December 10th

● Taiwan’s relaxed mask mandate goes into effect on December 1st

Taiwan shortens COVID isolation to 5 days and lifts workplace vaccination requirements (Nov. 14)

Taiwan plans to further relax border rules for residents of China, Hong Kong and Macau

Taiwan’s new COVID-19 regulations come into effect on November 7

Taiwan’s updated COVID-19 protocols for inbound travelers from Oct. 13

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