TAIPEI, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, of which 312 were classified as local infections, according to the local disease monitoring agency.
This is the seventh consecutive day that the island's daily new local infections exceeded 100.
The newly reported local cases include 142 females and 170 males, ranging from under five years of age to over 90 years old, the agency said.
The imported cases reported on Friday include one each from the United States, Canada and the Philippines.
Taiwan is in the midst of its worst outbreak since the onset of the pandemic, as it has recorded 1,824 new local cases over the past week.
The total number of confirmed cases on the island has risen to 3,139, including 15 deaths, the agency said.