On July 9, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 36 new cases, 32 are domestic and the other 4 are imported. The CECC also announced 12 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 32 domestic cases (of whom, 13 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 17 are men and the other 15 are women, aged between under 5 to 79 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 1 and July 8, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported the most cases, at 19, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 11. Taoyuan City reported 2 cases.
Regarding the 12 deaths announced today, they were eight men and four women between 40 and 89 years old.
Regarding the four new imported cases, Case #15270 is a Taiwanese female in her 60s. She returned to Taiwan from Turkey on June 25. She was tested on July 7 before completing the quarantine period, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 9.
Case #15283 is a Taiwanese female in her 30s. She returned to Taiwan from the US on July 7. She was tested for COVID-19 at the airport after arrival, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 9.
Case #15289 and Case #15290 are two Taiwanese women in their 20s. They took the same flight to Taiwan from Czech Republic on July 7. They were tested for COVID-19 at the airport after arrival, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the cases on July 9.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,582,844 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,566,436. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,185 cases. Of the 15,185 confirmed cases, 1,197 are imported; 13,935 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 730 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 730 deaths, 722 are domestic cases and the other 8 are imported.