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Taiwan reports 31,364 local COVID cases, 105 deaths

5,121 COVID cases reported in New Taipei, 4,081 in Taichung, and 3,442 in Kaohsiung

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 31,364 local COVID cases on Thursday (July 7), a 9% decrease from the previous day.

Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, also confirmed 98 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 3,995,621. The 105 deaths reported brought the country's total COVID death toll to 7,328.

Local cases

The local cases include 14,450 males, 16,902 females, and 12 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. New Taipei City reported the most cases with 5,121, followed by 4,081 in Taichung City, 3,442 in Kaohsiung City, 3,141 in Taoyuan City, 2,948 in Taipei City, 2,507 in Tainan City, 1,823 in Changhua County, 1,224 in Pingtung County, 813 in Yunlin County, 798 in Miaoli County, 748 in Hsinchu County, 700 in Yilan County, 650 in Chiayi County, 624 in Nantou County, 591 in Hualien County, 576 in Hsinchu City, 453 in Keelung City, 387 in Taitung County, 337 in Chiayi City, 201 in Penghu County, 181 in Kinmen County, and 18 in Lienchiang County.

COVID deaths

The 105 deaths announced on Thursday include 76 males and 29 females ranging in age from their 30s to their 90s. All of these individuals were classified as severe cases, 101 had a history of chronic disease, and 68 had not received their third dose of a COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 15 to July 4 and dates of death from June 12 to July 4.

Imported cases

The 98 imported cases include 52 males and 46 females ranging in age from under 10 to their 70s. Between July 5-6, four arrived from Switzerland; four from the United Arab Emirates; three each from Vietnam and Germany; two each from Italy, Paraguay, Spain, Malaysia, and the U.S.; and one each from the U.K, Denmark, and Hungary. The countries of origin of 71 other cases are still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 13,775,208 COVID tests, with 9,774,791 coming back negative. Of the 3,995,621 confirmed cases, 15,274 were imported, 3,980,293 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, 7,328 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of the 7,313 deaths from local infections, 1,764 were in New Taipei City; 917 in Taipei City; 689 in Taichung City; 643 in Kaohsiung City; 576 in Taoyuan City; 496 in Tainan City; 388 in Changhua County; 300 in Pingtung County; 197 in Nantou County; 196 in Yunlin County; 179 in Keelung City; 158 in Yilan County; 147 in Miaoli County; 133 in Chiayi County; 118 in Hsinchu County; 116 in Hualien County; 114 in Chiayi City; 93 in Taitung County; 69 in Hsinchu City, and 10 each in Kinmen County and Penghu County. The 15 other deaths were imported cases.