Taiwan on Monday reported 17,858 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths from the disease, the fifth day in a row, the total in one day exceeded 10,000 cases, according to the China Epidemiological Command Center. Center (CECC).
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳) said at a meeting of CECC, the new cases include 17,801 cases of domestically transmitted infection and 57 cases of infection abroad.
The three deaths from COVID-19 complications involved two women between the ages of 80 and 100 and a man in his 70s.
All three were previously listed as serious cases and had a history of chronic illness.
They tested positive on April 20, April 23, and April 26, and died on April 27 and April 28, respectively.
CECC also reported that 14 patients developed moderate symptoms, while seven developed severe symptoms.
Of the 106,912 domestic cases recorded in Taiwan between January 1 and May 1, 240 cases were classified as moderate infections and 35 severe cases, representing 0.22% and 0, respectively. 03% of the total.
All other cases have only mild symptoms or asymptomatic individuals, according to the CECC.
Of the 17,801 domestic cases reported on Monday, New Taipei reported the most with 6584, followed by Taipei with 3,718, Taoyuan with 2,577, Keelung with 874 and Taichung with 839.
Kaohsiung has reported 660 cases, Yilan County 397, Hualien County 393, Tainan 390, Pingdong County 285, Hsinchu County 228, Changhua County 203, Yunlin County 142, Taitung County 87, Nantou County 86 , Chiayi County 83, Miaoli County 81, Hsinchu City 75 and Chiayi City 62.
The remote Kinmen islands have recorded 16 cases, Penghu Island 15 cases, and 6 Matsu islands.
Meanwhile, 57 new imported cases including 30 men and 27 women arrived in Taiwan between March 10 and May 1, according to CECC.
So far, Taiwan has confirmed 150,808 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020, including 139,311 cases of domestic transmission.
With three deaths reported on Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the country has reached 871, of which 18 have been recorded this year.