Today (12th), the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded 120,000, a decrease of about 8,000 from yesterday.

The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters announced that as of 00:00 today, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased by 128,714, bringing the total to 21,111,840.

Among the new confirmed cases, 464 were imported from abroad, 58 fewer than yesterday (522).

The number of confirmed cases imported from overseas has been maintained at a high level of over 400 every day since this month.

There was also a noticeable increase in the number of severe cases, which appeared 1 to 2 weeks apart from the number of confirmed cases.

The number of patients with severe severe cases was 453, an increase of 35 from yesterday (418).

The number of confirmed patients who died yesterday was 58, one less than the previous day (59).

The cumulative death toll is 25,499, and the cumulative fatality rate of COVID-19 is 0.12%.

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