On July 19, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 21 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 21 new cases, 15 are domestic and the other six are imported. The CECC also announced one death today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 15 domestic cases (of whom, seven tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), eight are men and the other seven are women, aged between under 5 to 89 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 14 and July 17, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases, at 11, and Taoyuan City had the second highest number, at 3. Taipei City reported 1 case.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #13852) announced today was an over 80-year-old male with chronic diseases and history of contact with other confirmed cases.
Regarding the six imported cases, they were 5 men and one woman between 20 and 59 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from Argentina, the United Arab Emirates, Cambodia, Poland, Denmark, and the US, respectively. They arrived in Taiwan between May 28 and July 17.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,778,511 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,761,879. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,429 cases. Of the 15,429 confirmed cases, 1,235 are imported; 14,141 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 769 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 769 deaths, 761 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported.