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Taiwan reports 56,339 local COVID cases, 115 deaths

Tuesday's COVID cases increased by 58.2% from previous day

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Taiwan reports 56,339 local COVID cases, 115 deaths

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 56,339 local COVID cases on Tuesday (June 21), a 58.2% increase from the previous day.

Philip Lo (羅一鈞), deputy head of the CECC's medical response division, also confirmed 65 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 3,387,061. The 115 deaths brought the country's total COVID death toll to 5,480.

Local cases

The local cases include 27,197 males, 29,123 females, and 19 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. Taichung City reported the most cases with 8,341, followed by 8,048 in Kaohsiung City, 6,878 in New Taipei City, 5,527 in Tainan City, 4,625 in Changhua County, 3,853 in Taoyuan City, 3,550 in Taipei City, 2,951 in Pingtung County, 1,821 in Yunlin County, 1,462 in Nantou County, 1,438 in Miaoli County, 1,417 in Chiayi County, 1,051 in Hsinchu County, 945 in Hsinchu City, 943 in Chiayi City, 918 in Yilan County, 789 in Hualien County, 712 Taitung County, 589 in Keelung City, 298 in Penghu County, 156 in Kinmen County, and 27 in Lienchiang County.

COVID deaths

The 115 deaths announced on Tuesday included 69 men and 46 women ranging in age from their 30s to their 90s. All of these patients were classified as severe cases, 107 had a history of chronic disease, and 72 had not received their third dose of the COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 12 to June 18 and dates of death from May 22 to June 18.

Imported cases

The 65 imported cases included 43 males and 22 females ranging in age from their teens to their 60s. Between May 19 and June 20, two each arrived from Japan, Spain, the U.K., Singapore, and Vietnam, while one each entered from Denmark, Malaysia, Austria, the U.S. and Thailand. The country of origin of 52 other imported cases is still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 12,881,684 COVID tests, with 9,492,174 coming back negative. Of the 3,387,061 confirmed cases, 13,924 were imported, 3,373,083 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, 5,480 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 5,465 deaths from local infections, 1,518 were in New Taipei City; 828 in Taipei City; 470 in Taichung City; 446 in Taoyuan City; 415 in Kaohsiung City; 309 in Tainan City; 240 in Changhua County; 197 in Pingtung County; 151 in Keelung City; 121 in Yilan County; 119 in Nantou County; 113 in Yunlin County; 87 in Miaoli County; 83 in Hualien County; 82 each in Hsinchu County and Chiayi County; 73 Taitung County; 67 in Chiayi City; 47 in Hsinchu City, 10 in Kinmen County, and seven in Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.