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1-year-old boy suddenly dies from COVID during nap in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A one-year-old boy died suddenly while taking a nap at home and was diagnosed with COVID after being declared dead, while a three-year-old boy died from encephalitis and n...

2-year-old boy dies from COVID-induced encephalitis in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A two-year-old boy from Keelung died on Saturday (May 14) from complications after contracting COVID, including encephalitis and multiple organ failure. The boy, surnam...

Taiwan reports record 41 COVID deaths, surpasses 1,000 total deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 13) reported a single-day record of 41 COVID deaths, but the majority had underlying conditions. During a pres...

Taiwan reports 64,972 local COVID cases, 41 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 64,972 local COVID cases on Friday (May 13) and a record 41 deaths. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed ...

17 die from COVID in Taiwan on Thursday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID cases continued to rise in Taiwan on Thursday (May 12), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported 17 deaths from the disease, a new high for a single da...

Taiwanese woman in her 20s dies from COVID within 6 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in her 20s who had no history of chronic illness and had received three vaccine doses died from COVID six days after the onset of the disease. At a press confer...

50% of Taiwan's COVID deaths this year unvaccinated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid the new wave of COVID cases caused by the Omicron variant in Taiwan, 50% of deaths occurred in people who were not vaccinated against the virus. During a press con...

Taipei mayor predicts worst-case scenario of 40,000 COVID deaths in Taiwan by year's end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 25) predicted that under the central government's new policy of coexisting with COVID, up to 40,000 people nationwide cou...

South Korea's omicron deaths surge amid faltering response

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials in South Korea tried to calm public fears amid concerns about a faltering pandemic response as daily cases and deaths reached record highs Thursday. ...

China proves that a zero-COVID policy is no longer practical

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – Are there any merits at all for any country attempting to enforce a zero-COVID policy in 2022? In 2020, it made perfect sense. China, despite being the cause of all ...

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the ...