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Taiwan reports 35,596 local COVID cases, 144 deaths

Monday's COVID cases decreased by 29.5% from previous day

Taiwan reports 35,596 local COVID cases, 144 deaths

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 35,596 local COVID cases on Monday (June 20), a 29.5% decrease from the previous day.

Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division, also confirmed 36 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 3,330,695. The 144 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 5,365.

Local cases

The local cases include 16,811 males, 18,764 females, and 21 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. Taichung City reported the most cases with 5,312, followed by 5,280 in Kaohsiung City, 4,267 in New Taipei City, 3,123 in Tainan City, 3,097 in Taoyuan City, 2,960 in Changhua County, 2,296 in Taipei City, 1,519 in Pingtung County, 1,040 in Yunlin County, 959 in Miaoli County, 941 in Hsinchu County, 886 in Nantou County, 683 in Chiayi County, 674 in Hsinchu City, 590 in Yilan County, 554 in Hualien County, 437 in Keelung City, 426 in Chiayi City, 306 Taitung County, 158 in Penghu County, 71 in Kinmen County, and 17 in Lienchiang County.

COVID deaths

The 144 deaths announced on Monday include 83 men and 61 women ranging in age from their 20s to their 90s. All of these patients were classified as severe cases, 139 had a history of chronic disease, and 91 had not received their third dose of the COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 3 to June 17 and dates of death from May 12 to June 17.

Imported cases

The 36 imported cases include 27 males and nine females ranging in age from their teens to their 70s. Between June 4-19, one each arrived from Japan, Germany, Thailand, France, and Vietnam, while the country of origin of 31 other imported cases is still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 12,806,345 COVID tests, with 9,471,959 coming back negative. Of the 3,330,695 confirmed cases, 13,859 were imported, 3,316,782 were local, 36 came from the Navy's "Goodwill Fleet," three from a cargo pilot cluster, one is unresolved, and 14 are under investigation.

Up until now, 5,365 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 5,350 deaths from local infections, 1,513 were in New Taipei City; 823 in Taipei City; 449 in Taichung City; 423 in Taoyuan City; 407 in Kaohsiung City; 295 in Tainan City; 230 in Changhua County; 189 in Pingtung County; 151 in Keelung City; 121 in Yilan County; 117 in Nantou County; 107 in Yunlin County; 84 in Miaoli County; 83 in Hualien County; 81 in Hsinchu County; 79 Chiayi County; 73 Taitung County; 64 in Chiayi City; 45 in Hsinchu City, 10 in Kinmen County, and six in Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.