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Taiwan reports 22,983 local COVID cases, 57 deaths

4,065 COVID cases reported in New Taipei, 2,685 in Taichung, and 2,392 in Taoyuan

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

(Taiwan News, Yuwen Lin image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 22,983 local COVID cases on Friday (July 29), a 3.5% decrease from the previous day.

CDC Director-General Chou Jih-haw (周志浩), head of the CECC’s disease surveillance division, also confirmed 306 imported cases, bringing the country's total case count to 4,545,636. The 57 deaths reported brought the country's total COVID death toll to 8,833.

Local cases

The local cases include 10,431 males, 12,540 females, and 12 cases still under investigation, ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. The following map displays the latest COVID case counts in every major county and city in Taiwan reported on July 29.

COVID deaths

The 57 deaths announced on Friday include 31 males and 26 females ranging in age from their 30s to their 90s. All of these individuals were classified as severe cases, 54 had a history of chronic disease, and 37 had not received their third dose of a COVID vaccine. Their dates of diagnosis ranged from May 12 to July 26 and the dates of death were from May 14 to July 26.

The following map displays the total number of COVID deaths reported in each of Taiwan's major counties and cities as of July 29.

Imported cases

The 306 imported cases include 156 males and 150 females ranging in age from under 5 to their 90s. Between June 29 to July 28, 12 arrived from the U.S.; seven each from Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam; six from Germany; five each from the Netherlands and Malaysia; four each from France and Canada; three each from the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Thailand, and Japan; two each from Italy, Singapore, Pakistan, and the U.K., and one each from Turkey, Colombia, South Africa, China, India, Belgium, and Indonesia. The countries of origin of 222 other cases are still being investigated.

COVID case statistics

Since the pandemic began, Taiwan has carried out 14,754,886 COVID tests, with 10,202,581 coming back negative. Of the 4,545,636 confirmed cases, 19,571 were imported, 4,526,011 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, 8,833 individuals have succumbed to the disease. Of these deaths, 8,818 contracted the disease locally.