On July 23, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 24 new cases, 23 are domestic and the other one is imported. The CECC also announced two deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 23 domestic cases (of whom, 11 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 19 are men and the other 4 are women, aged between 20 to 59 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 10 and July 22, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases, at 13, followed by Taipei City and Taoyuan City with four cases each. Yilan County and Kaohsiung City reported 1 case each.
Regarding the two deaths announced today, they were an over 80-year old female and an over 60-year old male. Both had chronic diseases and history of contact with other confirmed cases.
Regarding the one new imported case, Case #15641 is a Croatian boy under the age of 10. He and his family arrived in Taiwan from Switzerland on June 28. He was tested on July 10 before completing the home quarantine period, and the test result was negative. His family member (Case #15370) was later confirmed to have COVID-19, and the health authority then arranged for him to self-isolate at another place. He was tested for COVID-19 again on July 22, before the end of his isolation period, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 23 (the CT value was 29).
The CECC reported that a total of 1,875,313 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,859,164. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,535 cases. Of the 15,535 confirmed cases, 1,254 are imported; 14,228 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 106 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 784 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 784 deaths, 776 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.