Coronavirus Taiwan - Specific Developments May/June 2022

Good stuff.
On a sort of curious note.
Does anyone watch these pressers anymore now that #s broke below 30k?
Can anyone tell if the amount of viewers have receded?
In the U.S. it is sometimes easy to tell the # of viewers of some live (usually political) event by the count number of those logged into YouTube or whatnot.
Just wondering if local media have now gone onto the next biggest story like potential typhoons, scooters getting run over by cement truck, etc.

I see more fear-mongering about Monkey Pox nowadays (something no one in their right mind should be afraid of) than COVID in the media.

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COVID-19 Deaths Reported on June 27, 2022

Gender

Female = 34 (37.36%)

Male = 57 (62.64%)

Age Distribution

90s = 27 (29.67%)

80s = 24 (26.37%)

70s = 24 (26.370%)

60s = 9 (9.89%)

50s = 6 (6.59%)

30s =1 (1.10%)

Vaccination Doses

0 = 37 (40.66%)

1 = 10 (10.99%)

2 = 12 (13.19%)

3 = 32 (35.16%)

Chronic Disease History

Yes = 86 (94.51%)

None = 5 (5.49%)

Vaccine Status For Deaths With No Chronic Disease History

0 = 2 (Ages - 80s, 70s)

1 = 2 (Ages - 90s, 90s)

3 = 1 (Ages - 70s)

Click to see detailed cases report

Table Of New Deaths From COVID-19 In Taiwan

https://covid-19.nchc.org.tw/deathstatistics.php?

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Covid Stats For 2022-06-28


Local = 44,379

Imported = 49

Deaths = 103

Current Severity of Symptoms Statistics

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It seems odd for there to be such a long lag. Never noticed that before, but it appears most of the deaths occurred several days prior to being reported? I wonder why it takes so long.

By the way, is “still under investigation” the correct translation for “調查中” in the symptoms column? I don’t get why the symptoms (if any) wouldn’t be apparent at the time of death (and, indeed, several days later when the death is reported).

Seems like it would be a bit too late to try and take the medical history of someone who died ten days prior. :thinking:

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The “correct” translation is “Survey”.

What does that mean? According to the CECC, it means that the case is still being surveyed in that they don’t have a designated symptom as yet.

In English “Still under investigation” is much more clear than the Mandarin Chabuduo “Survey”.

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Yeah, that’s what Google Translate said as well.

It just seems odd that they wouldn’t know the symptoms at the time of death (at least for the vast majority of cases, as opposed to the ca. 30-40% of deaths each day that appear to be labeled like this). If they weren’t able to identify any COVID-related symptoms by the time the person died, well… (also, I’m not sure what further investigation they could do at that point)

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103 COVID-19 Deaths Reported on June 28, 2022

Gender

Female = 43 (41.75%)
Male = 60 (58.25%)

Age Distribution

90s = 19 (18.45%)
80s = 39 (37.86%)
70s = 24 (23.30%)
60s = 11 (10.68%)
50s = 7 (6.80%)
40s = 2 (1.94%)
30s = 1 (0.97%)

Vaccination Doses

0 = 36 (34.95%)
1 = 10 (9.71%)
2 = 14 (13.59%)
3 = 43 (41.75%)

Chronic Disease History

Yes = 97 (94.17%)
None = 6 (5.83%)

Vaccine Status For Deaths With No Chronic Disease History

0 = 2 (Ages - 90s, 80s)
2 = 1 (Ages - 70s)
3 = 3 (Ages - 90s, 80s, 50s)

Click to see detailed cases report

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Covid Stats For 2022-06-29


Local = 42,112

Imported = 92

Deaths = 85

Current Severity of Symptoms Statistics

Local Cases By Districts (Interactive Map)

Table Of New Deaths From COVID-19 In Taiwan

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85 COVID-19 Deaths Reported on June 29, 2022

Gender

Female = 39 (45.88%)
Male = 46 (54.12%)

Age Distribution

90s = 17 (20.00%)
80s = 34 (40.00%)
70s = 13 (15.29%)
60s = 14 (16.47%)
50s = 3 (3.53%)
40s = 2 (2.35%)
30s = 00 (2.35%)

Vaccination Doses

0 = 35 (41.18%)
1 = 6 (7.06%)
2 = 12 (14.12%)
3 = 30 (35.29%)
4 = 2 (2.35%)

Chronic Disease History

Yes = 81 (95.29%)
None = 4 (4.71%)

Vaccine Status For Deaths With No Chronic Disease History

0 = 2 (Ages - 70s, 60s)
2 = 2 (Ages - 80s, 70s)

Click to see detailed cases report

Table Of New Deaths From COVID-19 In Taiwan

https://covid-19.nchc.org.tw/deathstatistics.php?

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Statistics on severe covid cases involving children:

To date, Taiwan has recorded a total of 70 severe COVID-19 infections in children aged 12 and under, 20 of which have resulted in death.

Of the severe cases, 21 patients developed encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, while 15 had pneumonia, and 15 were diagnosed with MIS-C, CECC statistics show.

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202206280013

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Taiwan to maintain mask mandate through July :mask:

Under the existing mandate, people are required to wear a mask at all times when they are outside their homes, except in certain situations.

The exemptions apply when people are eating, participating in water-related activities, taking individual or group photos, traveling alone or with family members in a private car, or are traversing wide outdoor spaces such as fields and forests.

People are also exempt from wearing masks when exercising, unless it is in a gym.

The Sports Administration has stipulated that only individuals who have received three COVID-19 vaccine shots can exercise mask-free in a gym.

Other COVID-19 protocols will remain in place throughout July, including a ban on table to table toasting at banquets.

People will still be allowed, however, to eat on trains, intercity buses, ferries, and domestic flights, and to sample food at markets.

The mask mandate is being retained because domestic COVID-19 case numbers are still high, and imported cases of the Omicron BA. 4 and BA.5 variants are on the rise.

https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202206290012

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I think the CECC really owe us an explanation for this extraordinary fatality rate (or what they’re claiming as a fatality rate). In other countries, omicron was a complete nothingburger for kids. For comparison, the UK averaged about 3 per million in that demographic for the whole of 2021, and of those, most (all?) had serious pre-existing disease.

Even a hypothesis would be a good start. But then, I’m not really expecting much from a bunch of people who think the best way to improve the nation’s health is to prevent them from exercising.

As for the mask mandate, it reminds me of a social-science experiment in which the experimenter asked to jump the photocopier queue with a variety of excuses, some valid and some spurious. In this case, the CECC are deploying something equivalent to “…because I need to make some photocopies”.

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So my parents can’t visit me because they can’t find my damn birth certificate to prove we’re related. Of course they can’t find it… it’s an almost 40 year old document! I didn’t need it to get an APRC, why do they need it to visit? They probably have to wait until tourism opens up, which we know won’t happen until after these stupid elections in November. Taiwan really needs to lighten up. I was so hopeful the first month of the Omicron outbreak that they were, but now they’re backsliding into perpetual school closures, perpetual masking, and stubbornly sticking to their nonsensical no-tourism shit. Sigh.

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I guess the birth certificate is the only document proving your relation to them. Have you tried applying for a new one from GRO? (Presuming you are British). It takes about a week to come I think.

@DrewC If they are in Australia, how about they try to get a replacement there?

Don’t give up!

Guy

The woman at TECO said they don’t accept copies (even if approved by state government), only originals. I thought she might be incompetent because that sounds too draconian and unreasonable even for Taiwan’s visa policy. Do they accept copies, if they’re official ones? (This would be a US certificate)

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If it comes from the state, it is an official copy. Maybe she meant they wouldn’t accept a notarized photocopy.
I only had a short birth certificate card. I had to order the longer version listing my mom’s name.

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