On July 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 25 new cases, 16 are domestic and the other nine are imported. The CECC also announced five deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 16 domestic cases (of whom, six tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 11 are men and the other five are women, aged between 20 to 79 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 12 and July 19, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported the most cases, at 9, and Taoyuan City had the second highest number, at 5. New Taipei City reported 2 cases.
Regarding the five deaths announced today, they were three men and two women between 50 and 99 years old.
Regarding the nine imported cases, they were all men between 20 and 79 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines (2 cases) and Indonesia (7 cases). They arrived in Taiwan between June 24 and July 20.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,828,036 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,811,528. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,478 cases. Of the 15,478 confirmed cases, 1,250 are imported; 14,175 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 778 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 778 deaths, 770 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.