On July 29, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 18 new cases, 16 are domestic and the other two are imported. The CECC reported no deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 16 domestic cases (of whom, 14 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 13 are men and the other three are women, aged between 20 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 25 and July 28, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases at 7, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 5. Kaohsiung City reported 2 cases, and Taoyuan City and Chiayi City reported 1 case each.
Regarding the two new imported cases, Case #15738 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s. He returned to Taiwan from the US on July 27. He was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 29.
Case #15745 is a Taiwanese male in his 70s, and he lived in Cambodia for an extended period of time. He developed a fever and difficulty breathing on July 9, and was found to have pneumonia after seeking medical attention and undergoing examination on the same day. He took an international air ambulance back to Taiwan on July 28. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 29.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,998,284 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,981,309. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,637 cases. Of the 15,637 confirmed cases, 1,262 are imported; 14,322 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated, and a cumulative total of 108 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 787 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 787 deaths, 779 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases