On July 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 21 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 21 new cases, 18 are domestic and the other three are imported. The CECC also announced three deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 18 domestic cases (of whom, 6 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), eight are men and the other 10 are women, aged between under 5 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 1 and July 7, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported the most cases, at 12, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 6.
Regarding the three deaths announced today, they were two men and one woman between 60 and 79 years old.
Regarding the three new imported cases, Case #15252 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s. He returned to Taiwan from Thailand on June 23. He was tested for COVID-19 on July 6 before completing the quarantine period, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 8.
Case #15253 is an over 20-year-old fisherman from Indonesia. He traveled to Taiwan from Indonesia on May 10. He was tested for COVID-19 on May 23, before completing the quarantine period, and the test result came back negative. He took another COVID-19 test on July 7 as he planned to leave Taiwan again. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 8.
Case #15254 is a Taiwanese female in her teens. She returned to Taiwan from the US on July 6. She was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 8.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,541,974 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,525,372. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,149 cases. Of the 15,149 confirmed cases, 1,193 are imported; 13,903 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 105 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 718 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 718 deaths, 710 are domestic cases and the other 8 are imported.