On Tuesday, May 31st, Taiwan had 80,705 new COVID-19 infections, with 80,656 of them being locally acquired and 49 imported. There were also 90 deaths as a result of the disease (CECC). They were between 40 and 90 years old and 86 of them had chronic or significant health problems, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center, Taiwan
Additionally, 82 previously reported COVID-19 cases have since developed serious illnesses, while 108 additional patients have developed mild symptoms, according to the CECC’s Tuesday report.
According to Lo Yi-chun, a deputy head of the CECC’s medical response section, a 1-year-old boy had laryngotracheobronchitis and later recovered.
On May 18, after suffering a 38-degree fever and cough, the boy was transported to the emergency room of a hospital where he was diagnosed with COVID-19, according to Lo.
When the boy’s oxygen level dropped to 70 percent on May 20, he was sent back to the hospital, where he was given medication and sent home, Lo said, adding that the boy had not displayed signs of pneumonia on an x-ray.
According to Lo, the child was initially placed on the antiviral medicine remdesivir and intubated after being admitted to the intensive care unit on May 20.
Lo said the boy was finally able to be discharged from the hospital on May 28 after being taken off mechanical ventilation on May 25.
In total, he spent eight days in the hospital and is now Taiwan’s second youngster to acquire laryngotracheobronchitis after contracting COVID-19, according to Lo.
That both patients have been released from the hospital is fantastic news, Lo added.