First Covid dosage rate at 91%
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the island's first dose coronavirus vaccine coverage rate now stands at 91%. A total of 82.4% of the population has received at least two shots while 69.2% have now been administered with one booster shot.
According to the data, 94.4% of children aged between 12 and 17 have received at least one dose of a vaccine, 83.5% have received at least two doses, and 36.6% have received a booster shot. Of the island's population aged between 5-11 years old, 73.5% hadreceived one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines as of yesterday.
Meanwhile, the CECC says 38,392 coronavirus-related cases have been reported in 1,485 residential long-term care institutions islandwide so far this year. The cases included 30,420 residents and 7,972 employees.
According to health officials, 2,665 of the cases reported at residential care facilities developed into severe infections and resulted in hospitalization from between 1 April and 12 June while 616 deaths were reported at the facilities over the same time period.
The CECC says the rate of antiviral drug administration among residents confirmed with the coronavirus increased from 56% in April to 86% as of this past weekend. Residential care institutions are being required to implement new testing measures. Under the new rules, all residents will be required to undergo government-funded rapid tests twice a week, individuals aged 2-18 years old once a week, while those under the age 2 will be exempted from testing.
This comes as The CECC reported 66,189 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. Of that total, all but 70 were domestic infections.The latest tally of local cases means that the total number since the pandemic began has now surpassed three million.Health officials say 138 previously reported cases have since developed into severe infections, while 147 others are now displaying moderate symptoms of the disease. 123 new deaths were also reported. The individuals who passed away ranged in age from their 40s to their 90s. They included 119 who had chronic illnesses or other severe diseases and 48who were unvaccinated.The number of confirmed coronavirus fatalities in Taiwan since the pandemic began now stands at 4,388.