Weekly Covid cases down 3%
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) says the number of domestic coronavirusinfections dropped last week for the first time in over a month, falling by 3% from a week earlier.
Figures showthat the epidemic command center recorded 278,187 new cases in the week of 18-24 September, or an average of 39,741 per day. The numbers mark a 3% decline from a week earlier, and it's the first time in six weeks that Taiwan has not recorded a week-on-week rise in infections.
Meanwhile, health officials say DNA sequencing conducted on 160 domestic cases last week showed 80% were caused by the BA.5 subvariant. That was up from 59.2% the previous week. The CECC has said it expects the current surge in BA.5 cases to peak late this month.